TROUBLED teen Seb Franklin will meet a new love interest in Coronation Street next week as he takes on a job fixing the toilets at a beauty salon.
Seb – who will start his own handyman and building business – is chuffed when he lands his first job sorting out one of the loos at the Rovers. Soon salon owner Rachel drops into the pub looking for builder Jan as she needs a toilet fixing too.
Seb meets nail bar worker Alina unaware of the murky secret Jan is hiding
Jenny Connor recommends Seb for the job and Rachel agrees, albeit a bit reluctantly, and takes the teen to a nail bar where a young worker, Alina, shows him the broken loo.
Seb takes a shine to Alina – who’s played by Russian actress Ruxandra Porojnicu – and is crestfallen when she knocks him back but when she calls in at the pub with a spanner he left at the salon, he’s delighted to see her again.
He thanks her for bringing the spanner back by buying her a drink and there is obvious chemistry between them. Not wanting to cut their date short, they head over to Speed Dahl for some food.
But when Alina spots Jan there with Eileen Grimshaw, she can’t leave quick enough and Seb is disappointed.
Back at home Eileen teases Seb about Alina and asks when he’s going to see her again.
Seb takes a shine to Alina – who’s played by Russian actress Ruxandra Porojnicu – and is crestfallen when she knocks him back but when she calls in at the pub with a spanner he left at the salon, he’s delighted to see her again
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Seb brushes her off, but it’s obvious that talk of Alina is making Jan uneasy. What’s the deal with them?
The Sun Online exclusively revealed last month that Seb would be involved in a grim storyline that highlighted the issue of modern slavery.
Cobbles favourite Seb played by Harry Visinoni, 19, will fall for nail salon worker Alina unaware of the squalid conditions she is forced to live in.
He will find himself dragged into the murky underworld of modern slavery when he tries to expose her gangmasters.
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A source on the ITV soap said: “It’s a really gritty storyline but based on real issues thousands face in the UK every day.
“Coronation Street researchers have been working closely with the Salvation Army, which the government chose in 2011 to help those in need because of slavery.
“Since then more than 8,000 survivors of modern slavery and human trafficking have come in to their care.”
Show veteran Eileen, played by Sue Cleaver, 55, will also get caught up in the drama, to be aired in spring/summer, as she starts dating Polish builder Jan.
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