Tina O'Brien's return to Coronation Street could also bring an on-screen reconciliation with her ex
When Sarah-Lou comes back to the cobbles she will reportedly enjoy a fling with her ex Jason Grimshaw – who happens to be played by Tina‘s real life former boyfriend Ryan Thomas. Er, awkward.
‘Jason and Sarah-Lou are set to have a one-night stand when she returns to Weatherfield,’ a source says.
‘It will really mix things up because Jason is in a relationship and Sarah-Lou will also meet a new fella.’
Sarah-Lou was previously married to Jason before making her exit from the soap in 2007 when she jetted off to Milan with her daughter Bethany.
In real life Tina, 31, and Ryan, 30, started dating in 2003. They became parents to their little girl Scarlett in 2008, shortly after Tina had left Corrie, but went on to split the following year.
Needless to say hooking up again on screen could be slightly uncomfortable for the former couple and they’re reportedly not too happy about the storyline.
‘A passionate kiss is the last thing either of them want,’ the insider tells the Sunday People.
‘But they are great actors and at the end of the day they are both professionals.’
Tina and Ryan have both found love again since their break-up. Just four months ago Tina welcomed baby son Beau with her partner of three years, Adam Crofts, whilst Ryan recently dated Bollywood star Amy Jackson, though they are believed to have split in November.
Given that they have Scarlett together, Tina and Ryan have remained on pretty good terms and Tina recently claimed that her Corrie comeback didn’t bother her former boyfriend.
‘He’s been fantastic about it,’ she says. ‘He knows it’s something I really want to do so he’s been great.’
We think Sarah-Lou‘s return will definitely be worth a watch!