In recent scenes sparks flew between Seb Franklin (played by Harry Visinoni) and Emma Brooker (Alexandra Mardell) and the pair have since embarked on a romance. The pair have been through a lot this year and Coronation Street viewers were pleased to see them end the year on a happy note. However it seems the new couple could be set for heartbreak as a face from the past makes a return.
Earlier in the year, Seb gave an emotional farewell to Alina Pop (Ruxandra Porojnicu), a nail salon worker who was caught up in a modern slavery storyline on the ITV soap.
Seb tipped off the police about the cruel trafficking ring leading to Alina seeking help from the Salvation Army following the ring’s breakdown.
Alina was forced to leave the cobbles for a safe house and warned Seb she couldn’t make any decisions about their future.
While Emma faced difficulties of her own when she was rushed to hospital following a misdiagnosis by Ali Neeson (James Burrows).
Amy Barlow (Elle Mulvaney) answers the door and lies that Seb and Emma are engaged.
Embarrassed, Alina leaves not wanting to cause any trouble but later Amy tells Emma about the unexpected visitor.
Emma tells Seb straight away but she doesn’t get the response she was hoping for.
He confesses to Emma that he’s uncertain about his feelings and doesn’t know what to do next.
Will Seb break Emma’s heart as he realises his feelings for Alina haven’t gone away?
Meanwhile, earlier this year actress Ruxandra explained how could relate to her character’s situation.
“What really helped me, at least at the beginning of the storyline, was that I found myself in Alina’s situation when I came here, when I moved to the UK,” she revealed.
“I know if came with big dreams. I just wanted to work, work for a better future and earn money, that’s it.