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Corrie newcomer hopes for affair storyline

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Karl Munro outside the Rovers in Coronation Street

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Coronation Street's new recruit John Michie has revealed that he wants his character Karl Munro to feature in an infidelity storyline.

Next week's episodes of the ITV1 soap see Karl move into the Rovers Return with girlfriend Stella (Michelle Collins), who is hired by Steve McDonald as the business's new bar manager.

Show bosses have already billed Karl as a "sexy charmer" who will "quickly make his presence felt" as he gets settled into Weatherfield life.

Discussing what viewers can expect from Karl, Michie commented: "He's a bad boy trying to be good at the moment. He's trying to tow the line, be sensible and he's trying to be caring about the woman that he loves. He's trying his best, but he's very weak, so no doubt he will stray. There's been a few little flirty bits that have happened already, so we'll see!"

Asked to describe his dream storyline for the character, he replied: "I think it would involve having an affair with someone behind Stella's back, so there would be a lot of dramatic tension, which is what you want in a drama.

"I think to have him ducking and diving and then having one and then maybe another affair mixed in with that would be very exciting work for me as an actor. There could be a few options opening up."

Michie is currently best known for his role as DI Robbie Ross in Taggart.

> Read a full Q&A with Michelle Collins and John Michie
> Coronation Street: Bonus chat with John Michie
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