Coronation Street's Maria Connor could be set for danger on the Corrie cobbles, as her affair angers hardman Gary Windass.
Corrie spoilers have revealed that Maria (Samia Longchambon) and Ali Neeson (James Burrows) strike up a secret romance in upcoming scenes.
Ex-boyfriend Ali proved himself as a supportive friend in previous episodes, comforting Maria through her miscarriage.
Confiding in her ex at the barbershop, things suddenly take a saucy turn as Maria and Ali give into temptation and start to snog.
After the illicit smooch, Maria confronts Gary (Mikey North) over his strange behaviour over the past few weeks, looking for answers.
A known criminal, Gary hasn't been afraid to turn to violence in the past – meaning Maria's life is in danger if he finds out the truth about the kiss.
Could Maria's infidelity drive Gary to murder?
The Corrie stars previously opened up about the messy love triangle in an interview with Digital Spy, hinting that Ali would continue to pull at Maria's heartstrings.
Samia told the publication: "When their relationship finished, it was the day that [Ali] told her he loved her. None of it really made sense to Maria.
"There definitely is unfinished business there and she still has feelings for him. But she's thrown herself into this relationship with Gary on the basis that he's the better option for her – he's a single dad, she's a single mum, he seems to be treating her like a princess and he seems to be legit and telling the truth to her."
While Mikey added: "There's unfinished business there with those two. Sarah has been playing on Gary's mind too. But I think the Doctor Ali thing may come back to rear its head in the New Year."
Coronation Street airs on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 7.30pm and 8.30pm