Weatherfield bosses recently announced the casting of actress Natalie Gumede as police officer Kirsty Soames, who will fall for Tyrone in a forthcoming storyline.
More details about the upcoming story have emerged today as the Daily Star reports that Kirsty's first scenes see Tommy give her £20 to pretend she is interested in Tyrone (Alan Halsall).
However, Tommy's secret plot to cheer his housemate up has an unexpected outcome when Kirsty develops true feelings for the unlucky-in-love mechanic.
After hearing about Tommy's scheming, Tyrone reportedly tells him: "It's all turned out great, so you really are a good friend."
Coronation Street's producer Phil Collinson first announced Tyrone's new romance storyline during an interview on This Morning last month.
He said at the time: "A big storyline across the summer and into the autumn is Tyrone meeting somebody who's hopefully going to help him move on from Molly and everything that happened.
"A brand new character is going to come in - she's called Kirsty. I have to say, it's not all going to be a smooth ride for Tyrone - he's got a lot of baggage and he's got a lot that he's got to get over. It's a big story for him over the summer."
Gumede filmed her first Coronation Street scenes earlier this month.
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