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'Coronation Street' Michelle Keegan: 'Tina would feel out of place with Matt'

Michelle Keegan at the National Television Awards


Coronation Street star Michelle Keegan has admitted that Weatherfield doctor Matt Carter may not be the best match for her character Tina McIntyre.

A new storyline for the Rovers Return barmaid will see Matt and Tommy Duckworth both fighting for her affections later this month, leaving her with a dilemma.

The plot begins at the end of next week as Tina enjoys being chatted up by Matt (Oliver Mellor) at the pub, unaware that Tommy (Chris Fountain) is secretly cooking a romantic meal for her back at home.

However, speaking to TV Times about Tina's chances of a long-term future with Matt, Keegan commented: "Tina is attracted to Matt, but it's a bit of a Bridget Jones situation. He's older than her and eats in lavish restaurants where she feels out of place.

"She doesn't know that Tommy cooked her a meal. If she knew, she'd be impressed."

Keegan added: "It's much more interesting to have a 'Will they, won't they?' element. Tina likes Doctor Carter, but I think she's more suited to Tommy."

The actress recently confessed that her ideal scenario would be a reunion for Tina and David Platt.

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