Alison King has bagged herself a new man.

Alison King

Alison King

The 'Coronation Street' star - who is set to bow out of the soap as businesswoman Carla Connor later this month - has struck up a relationship with rival show's Hollyoaks' assistant director Paul Slavin after developing a soft spot for him.

A source told The Sun newspaper: "Alison and Paul have always had an affection for each other.

"They've grown close in recent months and they're not fussed who knows. They are being very public."

The loved-up couple set tongues wagging over the weekend when they were spotted with their arms around one another as they picked up a bottle of booze from the shops following a romantic dinner at Neon Jamon restaurant in Liverpool.

And this isn't the first time the pair have been seen getting cosy in public as they were also spotted locking lips outside a bar near the beauty's home in Cheshire earlier this month.

Meanwhile, Alison - who has appeared on the show for almost a decade - is no stranger to dating people behind the scenes as her former fiancé Adam Huckett, who is the father of her daughter Daisy Mae, is the sound engineer at 'Corrie'.

She also sparked rumours she was dating former cast mate Ryan Thomas - who played hunky builder Jason Grimshaw - earlier this year after they were pictured on holiday together.

However, the duo immediately poured cold water on the rumours and stated they were just "good friends."

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