'Coronation Street' co-stars Joe Duttine and Sally Carman have sparked speculation they are dating.

Sally Carman

Sally Carman

Joe - who has played Tim Metcalfe since 2013 - and the former 'Shameless' star (Abi Franklin) fuelled rumours after they were spotted holding hands at a 'Corrie' summer party in Manchester last week, and they are said to have "fallen" for each other.

A TV source said: "Both Joe and Sally had been single for a while and just met at the right time in their lives.

"Sally thinks Joe is a funny and caring guy and he's really fallen for her, too."

The 'Corrie' stars are said to have told their fellow Weatherfield residents that they are now an item.

The source added to The Sun's Bizarre TV column: "They've now told their cast mates and everyone thinks it's a match made in heaven."

This comes just days after the 37-year-old actress admitted still has to "pinch herself" on set while working alongside soap legends, such as Simon Gregson (Steve McDonald) and Kate Ford (Tracy Barlow).

She said: "It's a dream team, I could pinch myself."

Sally is grateful for the pair for being "so funny and supportive" since she stepped foot in Weatherfield.

She said: "Simon Gregson is the most generous actor and so funny and so supportive, so is Kate.

"They are both gorgeous people and I could not be happier. It's the best job in the world."

However, in 'Corrie', Sally's alter-ego Abi looks to be into Tim's fellow cabbie colleague Steve after she smooched him on the lips last night (08.08.18) while intoxicated.

But on Friday (10.08.18) Abi will tell Steve that the smooch meant nothing.