Coronation Street star Craig Gazey has hinted at an upcoming love interest for his character, Graeme Proctor.

Craig, who has been in the soap since April last year, said: “I can’t say who, but I’ve been told that Graeme will get a love interest – soon, hopefully. Maybe someone on the Street, maybe not, but something is coming up for him.”

The actor also said he was looking forward to exploring how his Coronation Street alter ego would deal with a romance.

“It’s always a little bit embarrassing because, with an on-screen kiss, you know that person hasn’t chosen to kiss you, so I’m not that excited about that,” he laughed. “It’s more the fact that it will be good to find a new dimension for Graeme.”

He also said it would be interesting to discover if Graeme was a virgin, adding: “I think he’s vulnerable and I’d like to see how he deals with a relationship.”

Graeme, who recently started his own business – Graeme Proctor, Garden Doctor – has become a favourite with viewers thanks to his eccentric behaviour and funny one-liners. The character helped Craig scoop the honour for Best Newcomer at the British Soap Awards earlier this year.

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