Corrie's pensioner love triangle
Coronation Street's Rita Sullivan and Emily Bishop are set to become love rivals as they battle it for the affections of a new man
Coronation Street's Rita Sullivan and Emily Bishop are set to become love rivals.
Bosses of the ITV1 soap are considering pitting the Weatherfield veterans - played by Barbara Knox and Eileen Derbyshire respectively - up against one another as they battle for the affections of a man.
It is the thought the male in question could be Dennis Tanner, who is to make a surprise comeback in next week's episodes.
A source told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "Barbara and Eileen are great actresses and will love a meaty storyline to get their teeth into. One idea is for Rita and Emily to fight for his affections."
Dennis - played by Philip Lowrie - is one of Coronation Street's original characters and he is expected to remain in Weatherfield for six months.
This will not be the first time Rita has clashed with one of her friends over a man.
Last year, she was involved in a love battle with Audrey Roberts (Sue Nicholls) after they both took a liking to Lewis Archer, who was played by Nigel Havers.
However, he left them both in Weatherfield for a new life in Spain.