Two 'Coronation Street' residents to embark on steamy affair later this year behind respective partners' backs!

Coronation Street barmaid Sunita Alahan (Shobna Gulati) is set to embark on a steamy affair with fellow Weatherfield resident and boss Karl Munro (John Michie). Sunita who recently became the latest lady to get a job at the Rovers Return is set to end up bedding Karl, her employer who recently purchased the iconic pub alongside partner Stella Price (Michelle Collins). Sunita, married to Dev Alahan (Jimmi Hasharkin) recently got a job in the pub after she quit her job working alongside her husband in his corner shop.

Speaking about the storyline to the Daily Star, show boss Phil Collinson said: ''There [have] been suggestions about Karl's wandering eye but we're going to see it for ourselves. Sunita is not someone you would expect, which makes it even more brilliant. It'll play out for quite a while, but all hell will break loose when Stella finds out."

Actress Shobna Gulati hinted that Sunita may be tempted to stray in a recent interview where she said: ''I think [this will be a big year], because she interacts with different people. And I think Sunita may be puckering up - maybe not with [husband] Dev!"