They could never leave it at just a quick snog, could they? After weeks, nay months, of slow-burn cross-sexual romantic tension it appears that gay Marcus Dent (Charlie Condou) and not-gay Maria Connor (Samia Ghadie) will end up in bed in the next couple of weeks.
It seems that when Marcus decides to hot foot it to London with new fella Aiden, Maria fesses up and tells Marcus she loves him. They snog again and then head to bed. In the morning Marcus sets off to find Aiden and leave for London.
Charlie Conduo says: "The response I've had on Twitter has been great. It seems that the public has been willing Marcus and Maria to get together. A lot of people seem to prefer Marcus and Maria together rather than Marcus and Sean, which is interesting and very unexpected. There is a lot of interest from the viewers about where this going."
And asked whether there can be a romantic future for Marcus and Maria he says: I don't know. I'm an old romantic, so I would like to think so. But, having said that, this is Coronation Street, so I am sure that the path of love never runs smoothly. I think there are troublesome times ahead for all concerned. The whole situation is going to get a whole lot worse before it gets any better. There is a long way to go with this story.