Coronation Street actor Chris Gascoyne has said he would love his screen alter-ego Peter Barlow to finally settle down.

The character has already been married three times and has romanced many of Weatherfield’s residents – but Chris is hoping that his latest marriage, to Leanne Battersby, will be for keeps.

“I really like them as a couple – it’d be nice to see them stay together and work it out, instead of moving from one partner to the next,” he told TV Times.

“They’ve got similar flaws. They both need somebody to love and they need to be loved. I think their story is just the beginning.”

However he remains uncertain as to whether Leanne’s affair with Nick Tilsley could be a stumbling block for the couple. “But if they can get over this they can make it work, definitely,” he insisted.

And he added that filming the wedding scenes, which will be screened on the Valentine’s Day edition of the show, was not easy.

“Soap weddings are quite intense and they take a long time to film,” he said. “A lot of people don’t say much, so they spend days sitting around, and then learn lines or read books during breaks in filming.

“I had pages of dialogue, so my concern was remembering all my lines and getting the emotions just right.”