According to reports, the identity of Liz McDonald's new man on Coronation Street has been revealed.

East is East star Jimi Mistry, who was cast as Gary Windass's old army friend Khalid, will play the Rover Return landlady's toyboy.

Khalid, a soldier turned personal trainer, has been described as "a charming rogue who has a wandering eye" and is set to get "tongues wagging and pulses racing when he arrives on the cobbles".

Liz (Beverley Callard) is set to return to the Weatherfield later this month and will quickly become romantically involved with Khalid.

A source told The Mirror: “Beverley and Jimi’s romantic plotline will be a source of immense fun for viewers.”

Callard said of her character's love life: "She's telling everyone she's single, but there is someone coming in for Liz. My God, it's so exciting, but I can't reveal anything else yet."

Jimi Mistry to play Beverly Callard's on-screen love interest