Many Coronation Street fans have their hearts set on a potential reunion between Peter Barlow and Carla Connor – but those hopes of a sizzling new year kick starting a romantic future for them are set to be dashed as Peters roving eye falls on another Weatherfield local.
Abi Franklin, who will reportedly describe the former bookie as a randy octopus (uhh, nice?), will be the one who gets all hot and bothered with Peter as they embark on a New Year fling, just weeks after Peter and Carla have a heart to heart over their feelings for one another and their future.
And, while Chris Gascoyne has suggested that he would like to see Carla and Peter back together in the future, it looks like any reunion may be way off as he focuses on doing up a boat for an adventure abroad as well as his new fling with Abi, who seemingly wants things to turn serious.
Abi has had a turbulent time with alcohol problems, which Peter can relate to, as well as finding herself in prison and losing custody of her twins. As the pair strike up a bond, will it be purely lust or will love blossom?
And where does that leave the dreams of the #Carter fans?
A source told The Sun: Abi seems to want a full-blown relationship but clearly Peter is just up for sex. Itll play out in the New Year, before Peters other big storyline which see his boat go up in flames.
With flames of passion and flames of…well, fire, it seems that there are going to be turbulent times ahead for Peter. And the Barlow family have much more to deal with too as Amy reveals that she is pregnant at just 14-years-old while Daniel and Sinead continue to hope for the best in her cancer battle, which may not have a happy ending.
Yeah, happy new year all!