Coronation Street’s Michelle Collins is about to become the Street’s latest bride as Stella Price sets a date for her wedding to arsonist and murderer Karl.

The actress told ITV.com that her Coronation Street character was going ahead with wedding plans without realising that Karl Munro (John Michie) had burned down her pub and murdered his ex-girlfriend Sunita Alahan (Shobna Gulati).

Michelle said: “Everything she has been through has made her more vulnerable, it is like she needs Karl more than ever. She is blinkered by love. If he did leave her at this moment in time she would fall apart.

“She totally trusts him, it is almost like he has suddenly become this god-like figure in her life. She was always very independent, but now she has become very dependent on him.”

The former EastEnders star spoke recently about her hopes for Stella’s big day.

Michelle, 50, who has never been married herself, told The Sun: “I’d want Stella to have a Big Fat Gypsy Wedding with the dress. It’s really weird because I’ve never been married, but I’ve been married so many times on screen. What does that say about me? But I do love a wedding – and especially my own.

“Stella’s not been married before either so I think she will go for it big time.”