According to the Daily Star, Carla deceives Weatherfield newcomer Trevor Dean by pretending to be a cleaner after he catches her eye during a visit to Underworld. She decides to keep her true occupation a secret to avoid scaring off her new love interest.
Carla, played by 36-year-old Alison King, goes on to enjoy drinks with Trevor (Steve Jackson) and is amused when he describes her as the "best-dressed" cleaner he has ever dated.
However, it is thought that the businesswoman's new romance upsets machinist Janice Battersby (Vicky Entwistle), who also had her eye on the refuse collector.
Trevor is later hurt when he discovers that Carla has been lying and asks her: "So are you planning to dump me after your social experiment to date a lowly binman?"
However, she reportedly replies: "I think our experiment has only just begun, so fasten your seatbelt, lover‚ we're about to take off."
Carla has previously been in relationships with villain Tony Gordon (Gray O'Brien) and Michelle Connor's brother Liam (Rob James-Collier).