Coronation Street star Alison King, who of course plays Carla Connor – who’s due to arrive back on the cobbles next month – has ended her engagement to Adam Huckett a year after he proposed to her.
TV Biz reports that Alison explained that she and Adam, “weren’t making each other happy anymore”.
However, the couple, who have three-year-old daughter called Daisy Mae, will to continue to see each other nearly every day given that he works as a sound assistant on the soap.
A show insider said, “There haven’t been any big rows. It’s been a difficult decision, especially because they have so many joint friends on the set.
“It’s not an ideal situation coming face-to-face with your ex-fiancé every day.
“But they’re determined to stay good mates and want to make it very clear that there isn’t anyone else involved…
“Their mutual friends are very sad for them but they’ve still been chatting to each other through this tricky time.”
Meanwhile, Alison’s co-star Kym Marsh – who of course plays Michelle Connor – has revealed that she would love to work with her husband, Jamie Lomas, who formerly starred in Hollyoaks.
Speaking to What’s On TV magazine, Kym said, “I’d love to do something with Jamie – it would be brilliant.”
It had been rumoured that Jamie was joining the show earlier this year in the role of Carla Connor’s brother Rob Donovan, however, that part was of course given to Marc Baylis.
But of possibly working with Jamie on Corrie, Kym revealed that if he did land a part, she wouldn’t like her alter ego Michelle to have a romance with his character.
She said, “I don’t think it would be good if we played lovers – like someone watching through your bedroom window!
“But it would be great to work together.”
Kym made her remarks while launching The Liverpool Santa Dash in aid of Text Santa at the weekend.
Of that, she said, “The Liverpool Santa Dash is supporting Text Santa and encouraging people to raise sponsorship on behalf of the Text Santa charities.
“I got the chance to launch this year’s Santa Dash and am trying to get people to sign up, come down and run for charity.
“It’s a fun way of getting people of all ages involved in raising money for some fantastic causes.”
Kym added, “People get carried away with Christmas and everyone’s caught up with wrapping presents and all the excitement.
“We often forget that there are people who have a hard time over the Christmas period and so it is important to remember that it’s about giving and receiving.”
The Liverpool Santa Dash fun run in aid of ITV’s six Text Santa charities takes place on December 2. For more information visit: www.itv.com/textsanta.