Chris Fountain’s Coronation Street character Tommy Duckworth will prove he is a chip off the old block when he arrives on the cobbles.

When the grandson of former ladies’ man Jack Duckworth and son of bad boy Terry arrives on the street next month, he tries to chat up four of the soap’s leading ladies in his first episode, including lesbians Sophie Webster and Sian Powers, The Sun reports.

Tommy first appeared on the street as a timid eight-year-old boy, played by child actor Joseph Aston, but is now a cocky 19-year-old, played by former Hollyoaks hunk Chris, 23.

He arrives in Weatherfield after a year’s backpacking around the world, looking for his granddad, and is devastated to learn Jack has died.

But as Jack was a ladies’ man when he first arrived on the cobbles in 1979, and his father Terry, who has had three children by three different women, Tommy doesn’t waste time in making a move on the ladies.

First he tries to chat up Sophie in the shop, before bumping into her girlfriend Sian in the cafe and asking her if she has a boyfriend, to which she replies “Not exactly”.

When protective Sophie arrives on the scene she apparently tells him: “Do you mind letting go of my girlfriend’s hand!”

Tommy then annoys David Platt by coming on to his girlfriend Kylie, and offends Kevin Webster by making cheeky remarks about his daughter Sophie.

But the paper reports that new Street Romeo strikes lucky with Tina McIntyre who agrees to go back to Tyrone’s with him to watch a horror DVD, and is soon letting him put a comforting arm around her.

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