Its the moment we have all been waiting for, unlucky in love Widow Tyrone Dobbs is set to embark on a new romance!
The hapless mechanic has not had the slightest bit of female attention or affection since the untimely death of his cheating wife, Molly (Vicky Binns) , during the December tram crash last year, but thing are set to look up for Tyrone (Alan Halsall) very soon.
In an up and coming storyline Tyrone’s lady loving friend, Tommy (Chris Fountain) is set to go to drastic measures to get his friend a new girlfriend.
In the storyline, set to air in coming months, Tommy pays police officer Kirsty Soames (Natalie Gumede) £20 to pretend to be interested in Tyrone, in a bid to boost his confidence with women.
The tale has a twist in it though, when taking him up on the offer (not great police ethics, I must say) a spark seems to ignite between the pair.
After hearing about Tommy’s scheming, Tyrone reportedly tells him: “It’s all turned out great, so you really are a good friend.”
Coronation Street’s producer Phil Collinson first announced Tyrone’s new romance storyline during an interview on This Morning last month.
He said at the time: “A big storyline across the summer and into the autumn is Tyrone meeting somebody who’s hopefully going to help him move on from Molly and everything that happened.
“A brand new character is going to come in – she’s called Kirsty. I have to say, it’s not all going to be a smooth ride for Tyrone – he’s got a lot of baggage and he’s got a lot that he’s got to get over. It’s a big story for him over the summer.”
Let’s hope Kirsty treats Tyrone better than Molly did. It would be an evil twist of fate if she ended up sleeping with Ken Barlow while dating the hapless mechanic!