Is a reunion on the cards for THIS former Coronation Street couple?

There could be romance in the air for Coronation Street's Michelle Connor and Robert Preston...

Next week's Coronation Street hints that Michelle Connor and Robert Preston might get back together as Michelle lays her heart on the line.

The pair have had more than their fair share of heartache over the last few months, with Michelle ending their relationship after she confessed to Robert that she couldn't give him the baby he so desperately wanted.

Then Robert was the one who publicly revealed Carla Connor's role in the Underworld factory roof collapse, leaving Michelle to blame him for her best friend's breakdown.

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Michelle and Robert talk babies

Michelle and Robert's relationship ended when they couldn't agree over having a baby together (Credit: ITV)

But as Michelle goes on a date with a new man next week, it seems her attempts to move on might reignite her feelings for her ex.

Coronation Street's official website has revealed that the new man who asks Michelle out for a date is newcomer Michael Bailey...

"Michelle goes on a date with Michael at the bistro... and we're sure Robert will be FINE with it," the ITV website jokes.

But while Michelle and Michael seem like a good match, it appears that Michael's attempts at romance could do with some improvement when he invites Michelle back to his 'bachelor pad' for coffee.

Michelle has a date with newcomer Michael Bailey next week (Credit: ITV)

Michelle has a date with newcomer Michael Bailey next week (Credit: ITV)

Michelle could be impressed... until it turns out that Michael's 'bachelor pad' is in fact his mum and dad's old house!

But while it doesn't sound like things are going to work out for Michelle and Michael... the date does lead to Michelle making a shocking confession.

After realising she still has feelings for Robert, Michelle lays her heart on the line and tells Robert she wants to make another go of things.

The ITV website continues: "Later Daniel tricks Robert into rushing to the bistro for an emergency. However, Michelle is waiting with a candle lit dinner.

"She tells him that she still loves him, but will Robert want to rekindle their relationship?"

Michelle lashes out at Robert

Does Robert feel the same way as Michelle? (Credit: ITV)

Could this be a new start for Michelle and Robert, or has too much happened for a relationship between them to work?

Coronation Street fans will know that Tristan Gemmill, who plays Robert, and Kym Marsh, who plays Michelle, are both leaving the soap later this year, but will they be departing together or separately?

Coronation Street airs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 7.30pm and 8.30pm on ITV.

Main image credit: ITV/REX/Shutterstock

Claire Crick
Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch

Claire is Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch and has been a journalist for over 15 years, writing about everything from soaps and TV to beauty, entertainment, and even the Royal Family. After starting her career at a soap magazine, she ended up staying for 13 years, and over that time she’s pulled pints in the Rovers Return, sung karaoke in the Emmerdale village hall, taken a stroll around Albert Square, and visited Summer Bay Surf Club in sunny Australia. 

After learning some tricks of the trade at websites Digital Spy, Entertainment Daily, and Woman & Home, Claire landed a role at What’s On TV and writing about all things TV and film, with a particular love for Aussie soaps, Strictly Come Dancing and Bake Off

She’s interviewed everyone from June Brown — AKA Dot Cotton — to Michelle Keegan, swapped cooking tips with baking legend Mary Berry backstage at the NTAs, and danced the night away with soap stars at countless awards bashes. There’s not a lot she doesn’t know about soaps and TV and can be very handy when a soapy question comes up in a pub quiz! 

As well as all things soap-related, Claire also loves running, spa breaks, days out with her kids, and getting lost in a good book.