Tracy makes a play for Ryan (Sol Heras) next week in a desperate bid to annoy Michelle and Steve, as she is furious that the former couple have reunited.
With Ryan up for some fun, it's not long before Tracy's latest scheme is working perfectly as they begin dating.
Ford told All About Soap: "Ryan doesn't put up a fight. I think he loves the fact that she's outrageously flirty, and he quite likes that his mum is going to be annoyed with it.
"And I do think he fancies her as well, which is very flattering because he's young and really good-looking."
Ford continued: "Michelle just can't believe it - it's her worst nightmare come true. Michelle loves her son, and she's spent all this time trying to get him off drugs, and then she finds him with her rival Tracy - it's brilliant.
"At the moment, I think Tracy's just enjoying the situation she's created. She's getting to sleep with this beautiful boy, and she can see that Steve and Michelle are getting more and more wound up, which is exactly what she wants."
Coronation Street kicks off the storyline on Monday (September 3) as Tracy and Ryan begin working at the kebab shop together.