Coronation Street star Ryan Thomas has said that he thinks his character Jason Grimshaw should date Deirdre Barlow or Liz McDonald.

The 29-year-old star, who plays the builder on the cobbles, recently had a fling with Rovers Return landlady Stella Price (Michelle Collins), but is currently back on the market since the pair split.

Speaking to the Sunday Mirror newspaper, Ryan gave a list of women he thinks his character Jason should hook up with, saying: "I'd pick Deirdre. I love Annie (Kirkbride) and we have a right good laugh. I think that would be quite funny.

"Or Liz McDonald. I'm really pleased Bev (Callard) is coming back. That would cause problems for Steve and I'd love that, to be sat there with his mum on the couch."

When asked what it's like working with Collins, Ryan further explained: "I said to her, 'You know what, when I was about 12 I used to really fancy Cindy Beale. If someone would have told me that years later I'd be copping off with you I'd never have believed it'.

"It was like living every teenager's dream, so I really enjoyed the ­storyline. She's a great actress and I'd like them to get back together."

Thomas, who has been in the popular soap for 13 years, has just signed another 12-month contract with the show.