Coronation Street shares first look as Tracy and Tommy's affair begins

Coronation Street spoilers follow.

Coronation Street has shared a first look at Tracy Barlow and Tommy Orpington's affair storyline.

Ex-Weatherfield footballing legend Tommy (played by Matt Milburn) returned to the soap on Christmas Day 2023, where Tracy served him at the flower shop.

Confirming the affair, Coronation Street released a series of first-look images of Tracy and Tommy, in which the pair can be seen sharing a kiss, along with details of the upcoming storyline.

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In scenes set to air this week, Tracy employs newly-retired footballer Tommy – who's now working as a painter and decorator – to spruce up her interiors.

After Tracy's husband Steve fails to get the decorating done, she's left underwhelmed. Tommy takes on the job, but it soon becomes clear his mind isn't on the work as the sexual chemistry between Tracy and Tommy becomes apparent.

When Tommy admits he fancies Tracy, he leans in for a kiss, and the pair soon embark on a steamy affair.

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Opening up about Tommy's instant attraction to Tracy, Milburn said: "I think he likes her sparky nature, her quick retorts and her banter is very sharp. He likes being kept on his toes.

"She's not an easy target in many ways. I just think that they seem to have this chemistry between them that none of them see coming."

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On reprising the role, he added: "I was absolutely thrilled and over the moon, because it's something I've wanted for years.

"I've played Tommy intermittently since 2016 so to be told that I was going to be coming back and given something far more substantial, I was delighted.

"Tommy is the perfect character for me to play because I love football and he's a famous northern footballer. It’s great to be back!"

Coronation Street airs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8pm on ITV1 and streams on ITVX.

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