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Why is Rana feeling jealous of the new girl in Coronation Street?

Rana Nazir and Kate Connor Coronation Street.
Rana and Kate go out for a drink, but are interrupted by newcomer Imogen.

Buddies Kate and Rana go out for a girls' night, but as the evening unfolds, it all gets a little bit uncomfortable for Rana who feels she's being a gooseberry to newcomer Imogen.

Out on the town, Kate Connor attracts the attention of a girl called Imogen, played by Melissa Johns who is a campaigner for actors, like herself, with disabilities. Rana is not impressed that Imogen has Kate's undivided attention and gets annoyed with her distracted friend and decides to leave them to it.

The following day Rana finds out Kate's slept with her new best friend! Is she jealous? What exactly is going on with the married nurse?

At the British Soap Awards in May, actress Faye Brookes, who plays Kate, hinted that there would be a new love interest for her character – will this Corrie storyline evolve or fizzle out? Is Imogen just a smoke-screen for the real love of Kate's life – Rana?

Rana Nazir and Kate Connor Coronation Street.

Rana and Kate go out for a drink, but are interrupted by newcomer Imogen.

Rana and Kate go out for a drink, but are interrupted by newcomer Imogen.

Rana Nazir and Kate Connor Coronation Street.

Rana and Kate go out for a drink, but are interrupted by newcomer Imogen.

Rana and Kate go out for a drink, but are interrupted by newcomer Imogen.

Rana Nazir, Kate Connor and Imogen in Coronation Street.

Earlier, Imogen introduces herself and takes control of the conversation.

Earlier, Imogen introduces herself and takes control of the conversation.

Rana Nazir feels surplus to requirements in Coronation Street.

Rana feels put out and gets up to leave...

Rana feels put out and gets up to leave...

Rana Nazir loses her temper in Coronation Street.

Imogen's defensive and Rana, feeling annoyed by her flirting with Kate, leaves.

Imogen's defensive and Rana, feeling annoyed by her flirting with Kate, leaves.

At Roy's Rolls the next day, Imogen and Kate act all loved up in front of Alya, Luke and Rana.

At Roy's Rolls the next day, Imogen and Kate act all loved up in front of Alya, Luke and Rana.

At Roy's Rolls the next day, Imogen and Kate act all loved up in front of Alya, Luke and Rana.

Kate Connor] and Imogen have spent the night together in Coronation Street.

It's obvious to Rana that Kate and Imogen spent the night together.

It's obvious to Rana that Kate and Imogen spent the night together.

Rana Nazir bristles in Coronation Street.

Rana is none to pleased – but why is she feeling so put out? Watch Coronation Street on ITV from Monday, September 4

Rana is none to pleased – but why is she feeling so put out? Watch Coronation Street on ITV from Monday, September 4