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Handsome stranger with a big connection to Bet Lynch set to shake up Coronation Street!

He's set to get pulses racing

Coronation Street is lining up a shock new romance for Gemma Winter who’s set to meet a rich new hunk, but there’s more to him than meets the eye.

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Love is in the air for Gemma (Credit: ITV)

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When Gemma meets the hunky newcomer, she can’t help but parade him around the Rovers, but Liz McDonald soon realises she’s met this guy before.

It’s then revealed that Gemma’s new love interest is actually heir to the Newton and Ridley fortune, making him a very eligible bachelor indeed.

Liz tells Gemma: “Well you have certainly landed on your feet there lady.” Gemma initially thinks that Liz means he’s hot.

But then Liz tells her he’s the grandson of Cecil Newton, the boss of Newton and Ridley brewery – the man who fell in love with former Rovers landlady Bet Lynch.

Bet Lynch is a Corrie legend (Credit: Bob Collier/PA Wire)

A source from Corrie told The Daily Star: “Gemma is simply knocked for six by the revelation.

“It means he is not only handsome but he’ll be heir to the Newton and Ridley fortune.”

Cecil passed away in 2013 as he prepared to marry Bet.

His son, Phillip, schemed to kill him by causing a huge argument that caused a heart attack.

Phillip then inherited the Newton and Ridley fortune from his dad.

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Will Gemma’s new love be everything he seems? (Credit: ITV)

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But will Gemma’s new love interest, who we don’t yet know the name of, take after his dad or his granddad?

We’ll just have to wait and see.

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