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Coronation Street fans predict shock romance for this unlikely couple

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Coronation Street fans are convinced there is a new romance brewing on the cobbles — but not everyone is happy about it!

Viewers spotted sparks flying in last night's episode as Roy Cropper came to the rescue when Yasmeen Metcalfe suffered a panic attack. 

Yasmeen can't forgive and forget.

Yasmeen suffered a panic attack but Roy was on hand to help. (Image credit: ITV)

Yasmeen had organised a fundraising event at Speed Daal to raise money for a domestic abuse charity.

But the stress of finding out that Stu Carpenter had been in prison for murdering a young woman, meant she struggled to go ahead with her event.

Yasmeen makes her feelings about Stu known

Yas made a passionate speech about domestic abuse but suffered a panic attack. (Image credit: ITV)

Street Samaritan Roy, though, arrived just at the right moment and helped Yasmeen to work through her anxiety.

He even donned a pinny and helped with the event. 

What a superstar!

David Neilson as Roy Cropper Coronation Street

Roy stepped in to help Yasmeen. (Image credit: ITV)

But some fans thought Roy's friendly gesture might lead to more.

Viewers were convinced that Yasmeen has got her eye on the cafe owner with some predicting a new romance for widower Roy, who's been single for a long time.

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But not all of the viewers thought it would be a good idea! One fan even pointed out  — a little unfairly in our opinion — that Roy was involved in the assisted suicide of his beloved wife Hayley and that perhaps Yas ought to know about it! 

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And some fans thought that the pairing wouldn't be a success because of Yasmeen's fragile emotional state since her terrible experiences at the hands of former husband Geoff Metcalfe.

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Meanwhile Yasmeen's grandson Zeedan seems convinced that Stu is telling the truth about being innocent of the murder he was jailed for.

If Zeedan helps clear Stu's name, could there be a future for Yas with her one-time right-hand man instead?

Stranger things have happened! 

Coronation Street airs on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8pm.

Kerry Barrett
Freelance writer

Kerry is a writer, author and editor with a lifelong love of the soaps, a passion for TV drama of all kinds, and an obsessive devotion to Strictly Come Dancing. 

She was features editor of All About Soap magazine for more than a decade, covering every bit of excitement from all the UK soaps and the Aussies and still writes about all the juiciest gossip from the Street, the Square and the Dales whenever she can.

Kerry’s also an author of historical fiction, and her two jobs collided when she got the chance to write two novels based on Emmerdale, and the Sugden, Tate and Dingle families, during WW2.