Corrie stars Michelle Keegan and Ryan Thomas dating?

Rumour has it that Corrie star Michelle Keegan may be addressing her heartache over the end of her relationship with The Wanted singer Max George by adhering to that old adage about getting back on the horse…

And in her case, it seems said horse is her Coronation Street co-star Ryan Thomas, who of course plays builder Jason Grimshaw.

So sayeth the Daily Mirror today anyway, who claim that Michelle – who of course plays barmaid Tina McIntyre – and Ryan have been enjoying “intimate” dinner dates for a couple of weeks now.

A show insider told the paper, “Michelle and Ryan have always got on extremely well, but until now have only ever been good friends.

“Ryan was with Tina O’Brien [who played Sarah Platt] and then Michelle got with Max, so even if they had wanted to get together they wouldn’t have been able to…

“But since Michelle ended things with Max about a month ago she has been spending a lot of time with Ryan.

“At first it was just as friends, but things have started to develop and their feelings for each other have become stronger.

“They’ve been out on a couple of dates and are taking things slowly. At the moment they are just two young people, letting things happen naturally.”
The paper adds, “On Wednesday the couple went for a meal at a restaurant a couple of miles from the Weatherfield set.”

An onlooker said, “They seemed like a couple out on a date having a good time. Michelle looked stunning, and Ryan looked pretty happy with himself.”

Another source added, “The Manchester celeb scene is fairly small and everyone knows everyone else’s business.

“If they decide to take things further it would soon be common knowledge.”

I think they make a lovely couple! What say you?

Lynn is an editor and writer here at Unreality TV and is trained psychotherapist and the author of two books. She's addicted to soaps, period drama and reality TV shows such as X Factor, I'm A Celeb and Big Brother.