Elaine and Stephen? What do we think? (Pictures: ITV)
Despite the fact we don’t see Elaine Jones (Paula Wilcox) a great deal in Coronation Street, we know a lot about her.
Arriving in the middle of Yasmeen’s (Shelley King) coercive control storyline, Elaine revealed she was Geoff Metcalfe’s (Ian Bartholomew) ex-wife – and Tim’s (Joe Duttine) mother.
Immediately thrown into the drama, Elaine had to convince Tim that she was indeed his biological mother as throughout most of his life, he believed Tess, Geoff’s partner after Elaine, was his mum.
She also played a huge role in the court hearing with Geoff and Yasmeen, bravely taking to the stand to tell the Judge and the jury about being abused and controlled by the evil man.
Now, things are very different for Elaine and Yasmeen.
Elaine lives a quiet life, and she very much enjoys it, but are things set to change as chemistry starts to grow between her and Audrey’s (Sue Nicholls) son, Stephen (Todd Boyce)?
Before a chat with Elaine, Stephen is at the hospital as Audrey recovers from her fall.
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He places peacemaker between his mum and Gail (Helen Worth), telling them if they don’t patch things up, he’ll be on the first flight home.
Later on, there’s a frisson of attraction between Stephen and Elaine as he thanks her for her help with finding Audrey – but where will things lead?
Could a new romance be on the cards for Elaine?