Romance begins to blossom between the unlikely couple this week after Kirk saves Beth from a nightmare date.
Tonight's (September 17) Coronation Street double bill sees Beth head off to a pub to meet a potential boyfriend named Dave after making contact with him on a dating website.
Kirk gives Beth a lift to the meeting, but he later turns out to be her knight in shining armour by rescuing her when Dave turns nasty.
Grateful for Kirk's support, Beth begins to see her factory co-worker in a whole new light - and it could be love between the pair.
George told Digital Spy of the storyline: "It's really nice having one-to-one scenes. There are some lovely scenes coming up between Beth and Kirk, and it gives the audience a chance to see another side of Beth.
"Usually the viewers only see Beth as the really gobby person in the factory. But there are some really nice, tender little moments in this storyline, and Beth is quite open and honest with Kirk. I think it's really nice that the audience will get to see that."
Asked whether Beth and Kirk would make a good long-term couple, she replied: "Yeah, I think they would actually. I wonder whether she'd be able to keep him under the thumb - usually she's quite strong and he's quite a soft character, isn't he? But I think it'll be quite funny, getting them together."
George added that she is delighted to be working closely with Andrew Whyment, who plays the role of Kirk.
She said: "He's absolutely lovely. He's so gracious as an actor, really giving, and he's lovely to work with. I hadn't worked with him before so I was a little bit nervous, but he's absolutely adorable."
Coronation Street kicks off the storyline tonight at 7.30pm and 8.30pm on ITV1. Get the Inside Soap magazine on your iPhone or iPad