Tina O’Brien has revealed she finds it strange when her real-life boyfriend says romantic things on-screen to Michelle Keegan.

The former Coronation Street star, who left her role as Sarah-Louise Platt in 2007, has a baby daughter with Ryan Thomas, whose character Jason Grimshaw is now dating Tina McIntyre in the soap.

Asked if she gets jealous seeing them together, Tina said: “I definitely don’t get jealous if they’re kissing – that doesn’t really bother me at all – it’s not the nicest thing in the world but I’m certainly not jealous about it.”

She continued: “Sometimes when he says something to her that he’ll say to me for real it’s a bit odd. At the end of the day she’s a really lovely girl. They’re doing a job. What are they supposed to do?”

She added: “I’ve met her a few times and got on with her really well. She seems lovely.”

Earlier this month reports claimed that Tina had signed a deal to return to Coronation Street, which the soap later denied.

In her recent interview, Tina said: “I have spoken to them about it and of course I would like to go back one day but nothing has been confirmed.”

A Coronation Street spokeswoman said: “We’ve toyed with the idea of Sarah-Louise coming back at some point, but there’s no storyline on the table.”

Tina O’Brien has teamed up with Indesit to launch their new Prime range of appliances.

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