Coronation Street star Brooke Vincent has been offered a new one-year deal on the soap – with the guarantee of a red-hot storyline, according to The Sun.

The tabloid claims that the actress, 22, who plays shop girl Sophie Webster, has been promised more time on-air with on-screen lover Maddie Heath (Amy Kelly), after their first kiss pulled in eight million viewers.

Their blossoming romance is – apparently – set to be the hottest lesbian relationship ever seen on the small screen.

Troubled Maddie made her appearance in the soap last year, with Good Samaritan Sophie falling for her while trying to help her.

Coronation Street continues on ITV, Monday, July 28, 7.30pm & 8.30pm.