'Coronation Street's nosy neighbour Norris Cole is set for a dramatic new storyline, involving his admirer Mary Taylor.

According to The Mirror, Norris, played by actor Malcolm Hebden, will go away on a holiday with Mary, played by Patti Clare.

Reports suggest that Mary holds Norris captive at a remote cottage, sabotaging the car and cutting the phone lines.

A show source reportedly said: "Mary convinces herself they are reincarnations of Heathcliffe and Cathy and keeps trying to share his bed."

"Norris escapes to a phone box. When Mary arrives he tries to run and hide but falls and sprains his ankle."

"Mary refuses to take him to hospital and returns him to the cottage telling him, 'The more helpless you are the stronger I get'."