Barber-Lane, who plays McQueen mum Myra, suggested that Mercedes's (Jennifer Metcalfe) and Malachy's (Glen Wallace) thoughts will turn to parenthood in the coming weeks.
Speaking to DS at the Inside Soap Awards launch in Manchester, she said: "Mercedes and Malachy... there's something going to be happening with them and it's a bit worrying for Myra. But it all sorts itself out in the end..."
She added: "I don't know how much I can tell you! Well... they get a little bit maternal. That's all I can say."
Of her other screen daughter Michaela's (Hollie-Jay Bowes) comedic relationship with Zak (Kent Riley), she smiled: "I think they're a perfect pairing, absolutely perfect. They're such fun together, great on screen. They're a great comedy couple."
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