The hairdresser thinks her love life is doomed - but her perfect man may be right under her nose...
Coronation Street favourite Maria Connor is heading for a hot romance this Summer with dishy doc Ali Neeson, we can reveal.
Maria (Samia Longchambon) may be in her mid-30s, but she feels like twice that when she ends up having a girly night in with Audrey and Gail. What next? A heated foot warmer and membership of the local bridge club?
Determined to spice up her life, the unlucky-in-love crimper signs up to a dating app. But as she casts her net in Weatherfield’s pool of single men, she doesn’t get the prize catch she's hoping for.
"Maria goes on a series of hilarious and disastrous dates," our Coronation Street source reveals. "She starts to think that her love life must be doomed, and she confides in Ali."
As Maria offloads on the medic, little does she realise that Michelle’s handsome lad has fallen hard for her.
"Maria goes to great lengths to find 'the one'", adds our mole, "little realising that the perfect man could be right under her nose…"
Will Cupid intervene and bring the two gorgeous singletons together?
Coronation Street continues on ITV this Wednesday at 7.30pm.
Main pic of Maria: ITV/REX/Shutterstock
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