New love interest in ''Coronation Street'' for Tyrone Dobbs, confirms the soap's boss

Widower Tyrone Dobbs is to find new love in the latter part of the summer, it has been confirmed. The Coronation Street character played by Alan Halsall will begin a new romance with a new character called Kirsty.

Speaking on ITV1 morning magazine programme This Morning, show producer Phil Collinson confirmed that Tyrone is to finally find love with the newcomer in the later months of summer. Viewers saw Tyrone left brokehearted in December after his wife Molly (Vicky Binns) was killed in the Tram Crash and it was revealed that former best mate Kevin Webster (Michael Le Vell) was the father of his ''son'' Jack Dobbs.

Speaking on the programme, Collinson revealed: ''A big storyline across the summer and into the autumn is Tyrone meeting somebody who's hopefully going to help him move on from Molly and everything that happened.''

He added: ''A brand new character is going to come in - she's called Kirsty. I have to say, it's not all going to be a smooth ride for Tyrone - he's got a lot of baggage and he's got a lot that he's got to get over. It's a big story for him over the summer."

He also revealed that Eileen Grimshaw (Sue Cleaver) will find a new man in the form of a fireman saying: ''Eileen's going to have a nice big romance with a fireman," he said. "But he's got a bit of a secret - it's the best tradition of soap! It's not going to be easy."

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