Coronation Street star Shelley King teases upcoming romance for Yasmeen and Stu

Coronation Street star Shelley King has teased an upcoming romance plot between her character Yasmeen Metcalfe and former homeless man Stu Carpenter.

Now working at Speed Daal and living with Yasmeen, things are certainly on the up for Stu, who was instrumental in getting Corey Brent sent down for the murder of Seb Franklin.

Earlier this month, it was revealed that Stu has a daughter, Bridget, who he hasn't spoken to for years.

Yasmeen was left heartbroken to discover Stu isn't even aware he's now a granddad, and became determined to track Bridget down after all these years.

Now things could be looking up, as actress Shelley exclusively hinted to Daily Star that she hopes Yasmeen will find love with the "gentle" Stu.

Shelley appeared at the MEN Pride of Manchester Awards earlier this month alongside her co-stars Julia Goulding (Shona Platt) and Sair Khan (Alya Nazir) to present a gong to PC Simon Toft and PC Alicia Snowden for their extraordinary bravery.

The officers were first on the scene at a medical centre where a man was armed with knives and a meat cleaver, keeping patients and staff trapped.

When asked if she thinks romance is on the cards, Shelley told Daily Star at the ceremony: "I think possibly! I think that Yasmeen’s had enough of a hard journey through her relationship life with her husband and her son who died, and now she’s met this gentle man who’s also flawed.

"Yasmeen is a mender, she’s a fixer, and I think that’s very attractive to her. He’s gentle, he’s human, he’s cuddly – and Yasmeen wants to save him.

"So let’s see what happens as their relationship grows, because the scriptwriters also watch Bill [Fellows] and myself and see what we can give them. We all talk about it, so let’s see what happens in the next few months."

She added: "I am hoping that Yasmeen will not be as tested as she has been in the past!"

Shelley also explained that even the actors aren't entirely sure what will happen with Stu's daughter Bridget.

She said: "I think that the best thing everybody can do is to see what happens. You know that Stu has a daughter, now you have to find out how that whole story evolves.

"And actually we have to find out as well, because we work very much on the cuff. For instance in the storyline that I had, the abuse storyline that went over three years, we were learning things all the time about real time events.

"So the story changed slightly according to the way people shared their own stories with us."

Shelley, who attended the awards with her civil partner Trilby James, continued: "So when we go through the relationship with Stu and Yasmeen and his daughter, what happened to him, how [Yasmeen] absorbs a relationship with another man, we will all learn from each other.

"I really can’t tell you because I think we all evolve at the same time. The joy of Coronation Street is we’re all working always to achieve a truth, and be as truthful as we can be to people who have experienced things we’re watching on the screen.

She teased: "We have a skeleton, but in between that…"

Coronation Street airs Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8pm on ITV.

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