Actor Tom Turner is reprising his role as Nate, who took a shine to Cheryl when they met in Southport in last year's series of Hollyoaks Later.
While Hollyoaks haven't officially confirmed the rumours, the cat was let out of the bag on Friday (January 11) when Turner was pictured on a night out with the cast in Liverpool.
Cheryl has never had the easiest time with her love life, so viewers will have to wait and see how long Nate is around for and whether she'll finally get some happiness.
Bronagh Waugh, who plays Cheryl, spoke to Digital Spy about Nate in her last interview with us in October.
She said at the time: "I think it was very sad that their relationship ended up fizzling to nothing! I don't think it would have if Cheryl hadn't walked in on Brendan cutting up a dead body! If that hadn't happened, I think they'd be married by now!"
Hollyoaks airs weeknights at 6.30pm on Channel 4, with first look screenings at 7pm on E4.
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