Large number of characters set to find love over Summer on ITV1 soap ''Coronation Street''

A large number of Coronation Street characters will find love over Summer as the ITV soap carries a ''Summer Of Love'' theme. Characters including soon to return Amber Kalirai (Niki Patel) and Eileen Grimshaw (Sue Cleaver) find themselves in relationships.

Eileen who has been on the soap for over 10 years falls for a yet to be cast firefighter named Paul. According to The People, son Jason (Ryan Thomas) is embarrassed by his mum's new relationship whilst her new boyfriend's ''flippant'' attitude doesn't make him many friends.

Also finding a romance is Audrey Roberts (Sue Nicholls) who finally gets together with cross-dressing love interest Marc Selby (Andrew Hall) at her 71st birthday party. Also flying the flag for the mature ladies are Rita (Barbara Knox) and Roy's feisty mother Sylvia Goodwin (Stephanie Cole) who vye for the attention of recently returned show original Dennis Tanner (Phillip Lowrie)

Soon to arrive Eva Price (Katherine Tyldesley) will also be catching the eye of a number of residents including Steve (Mc Donald) and Gary (Windass) before finally settling down with restaurateur Nick Tilsley (Ben Price). Also soon to arrive Amber who is making a comeback to the Cobbles after being kicked out of university soon hooks up with Tommy Duckworth (Chris Fountain) but it turns out that the lad is using her for her father Dev's money.

A source said: ''Everyone loves a good romance. Producers saw the popularity of the royal wedding so are giving the public what they want on the street as well. We are expecting at least 14 characters to find love over the summer; some with disastrous consequences and others with happier endings."