Coronation Street star Simon Gregson has admitted that his character Steve McDonald is "terrified" when is realises he is at the centre of a love triangle.
Next week, viewers will see Steve make a mistake after his estranged wife Tracy (Kate Ford) falls seriously ill.
Worried that Tracy might die, the businessman lets her believe he still has feelings for her.
After Tracy recovers she then expects that she and Steve will be reuniting.
Steve is worried that this will threaten his chances of getting back with Michelle Connor (Kym Marsh).
Gregson told Soaplife: "Michelle tells him to go and sort it with Tracy. He goes to the hospital, but Tracy immediately starts discussing where she and Steve might live and how happy they'll be.
"The thing about Steve is that he doesn't like confrontation, and he'll do anything for an easy life.
"He likes to just go through life, have a nice girlfriend and have a laugh with Lloyd."
Gregson added: "When crunch comes to crunch, he does think, 'Right, I need to sort this out', but he ends up just teetering around it. Instead of telling Tracy straight, he announces that he just wants to be on his own.
"He's in this situation again where he's stuck between two women - which is when Steve is, at best, terrified. I don't think he's a bad guy, but I would tell him to man up and sort Tracy out big time and get out."
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