Romance may be in the air for 'Coronation Street' characters Steve and Eileen when an upcoming storyline sees the pair jetting off to Malta together.

According to the show's official website, the pair decide to take a trip together after Steve's troubled relationship with Michelle hits another bump.

A 'Coronation Street' spokesperson said: "We're excited about going out to film this storyline in Malta."

"Both Steve and Eileen's love lives are looking pretty bleak, so they decide to escape to the sunshine. It'll be great fun."

Producers have, however, remained tight-lipped about the possibility of romance for the pair in the future.