Coronation Street star Shobna Gulati has confessed she is desperate to find love again after a string of dating disasters.
The actress, who plays Weatherfield’s Sunita, is tired of men only wanting to go out with her because is famous.
She told Closer magazine: “I’m so disillusioned, I don’t know what to do. I’ve been on a few dates with a handful of men recently, but they only seem to care about the fact I’m on the telly.”
She went on: “Some guys just want to sell stories on me afterwards so they can say: ‘I s*****d that bird off Corrie.’ I’ve even had someone ask me if I’d taken drugs, so they can sell the scandal. It makes you feel very vulnerable.
“I’d love to try internet dating, but then everyone would recognise my face and probably just write to me to beg for a job!”
The 43-year-old, who is mum to teenager son Ashkay, married architect Anshu Srivastava in 1990 but the couple divorced four years later.
She said: “My last relationship was two years ago and it only lasted for six months. My romances are usually that brief because at the end of the six months I realise I’m with a broken man who I can’t fix, no matter how hard I try.
“I always ignore the warning signs and pick the wrong men.”
Shobna also admitted she would love to get married again, but added: “But men my age tend to be boring or have loads of baggage.”
The full interview is in Closer magazine, out now.