Catherine Tyldesley says she’d love her Coronation Street character to have bigger ambitions than just pursuing men.

Catherine’s character Eva Price is relatively new on the Street, but has already had a romance with Nick Tilsley and a brief encounter with Jason Grimshaw, and could be getting close to Rob Donovan next.

According to Digital Spy, Catherine said: “I do like the fact that she’s a diva and that she gets her own way. But looking to the future, I would like Eva to ultimately find her calling in life. She’s very savvy, she’s travelled a lot, and she’s dated a lot of older guys – but she’s never found exactly what she’d like to do in life.’

She added: “I’d quite like Eva to fall in love with a career, and see her get passionate about something apart from men. I think that would be the best thing for her confidence and make her more secure as a person.”

When questions were raised about the potential romance with new character Rob Donovan, she said: “I don’t want to give away too much, but Rob is going to be the fresh meat on the street and Eva is certainly attracted to him, because he does have charm and power. There’s definitely something about him – he’s very, very charming!”