Cupid’s arrow appears to have struck again for Coronation Street actor Bill Roache.
And the lady said to be the object of his affection is ITV weathergirl Emma Jesson.
The 78-year-old, who lost his wife Sara 18 months ago to heart failure, said at the time that he would never marry again.
"She was perfection to me,” said the actor, who plays Ken Barlow in the hit soap.
New love Emma, who is 37 years Bill’s junior, seems to be an unexpected yet welcome addition to the actor's life, however.
A friend claimed, "She is loyal and caring and they are taking things very slowly.
"He's a lovely gentleman. It's great Emma has made him smile again."