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PICTURED: Corrie’s Georgia Taylor and Charlie De Melo step out arm-in-arm

Georgia Taylor and Charlie De Melo put on a cosy display as they stepped out arm-in-arm amid reports that they are ‘officially dating’.

The Coronation Street co-stars appeared to be in jovial spirits as they flashed huge grins and linked arms during a stroll through Manchester on Thursday.

The actress, 42, and Charlie, 33, – who played couple Toyah Battersby and Imran Habeeb on the ITV soap – were seen joking and looking close during the outing.

Close: Georgia Taylor and Charlie De Melo put on a cosy display as they stepped out arm-in-arm amid reports that the pair are ‘officially dating’

Georgia, who recently ‘split’ with her partner of 14 years Mark Letheren, looked effortlessly stylish in blue jeans and a checkered black jacket.

She kept warm amid the rainy weather with a grey scarf and kept her essentials slung across her shoulder in a black bumbag.

The star styled her golden tresses swept back into a loose bun while her fringe framed her stunning features.

She accentuated her natural beauty with a light dusting of make-up and completed her outfit with a pair of colourful trainers.

All smiles: The Coronation Street co-stars appeared to be in jovial spirits as they flashed huge grins and linked arms during a stroll through Manchester on Thursday

All smiles: The Coronation Street co-stars appeared to be in jovial spirits as they flashed huge grins and linked arms during a stroll through Manchester on Thursday

Meanwhile, Charlie kept it casual in washed-out jeans and a black shirt, which he wore underneath a beige jacket with a fluffy lining.

He sported a well-groomed beard from the outing and shielded beneath an umbrella as they tried to dodge the rain.

It comes after it was reported that the co-stars had ‘grown close’ in recent months, following Georgia’s split from her longtime partner Mark.

Amid the reports, The Sun then claimed that Georgia and Charlie are officially a couple and have been dating for ‘a few months’.

Cosy: The actress, 42, and Charlie, 33, - who played couple Toyah Battersby and Imran Habeeb on the ITV soap - were seen joking and looking close during the outing

Cosy: The actress, 42, and Charlie, 33, – who played couple Toyah Battersby and Imran Habeeb on the ITV soap – were seen joking and looking close during the outing

The publication reported that Georgia and Mark secretly split last July and have both ‘moved out of the home they shared’.

A source told the newspaper: ‘Georgia and Charlie have been dating for a few months.

‘They became great friends while playing on screen lovers in Corrie and when they found themselves single their relationship developed into romance.

‘The relationship is common knowledge among pals and they went to the soap’s Christmas party as a couple. 

Chic: Georgia, who recently 'split' with her partner of 14 years Mark Letheren, looked effortlessly stylish in blue jeans and a checkered black jacket

Chic: Georgia, who recently ‘split’ with her partner of 14 years Mark Letheren, looked effortlessly stylish in blue jeans and a checkered black jacket

‘It will be hard for Mark to see Georgia has moved on so soon because they were together for a long time.’ 

Representatives for both were contacted by MailOnline for comment at the time.

It was also revealed that Mark told how his life ‘finally fell apart’ in 2022 and that he had ‘the worst year’ in a recent Facebook post.

Taking to Facebook recently, Mark reportedly wrote: ‘It’s been the worst year after a number of increasingly s**t years. My life finally fell apart. 

Laidback look: Meanwhile, Charlie kept it casual in washed-out jeans and a black shirt, which he wore underneath a beige jacket with a fluffy lining

Laidback look: Meanwhile, Charlie kept it casual in washed-out jeans and a black shirt, which he wore underneath a beige jacket with a fluffy lining

‘Thankfully, I’m incredibly lucky and have a family who have picked up the pieces and are trying to help me re-build myself.

‘It’s thanks to them I’m still here and trying to move forward. For that I’m truly grateful. Whatever the new year brings I hope that strength, humility, joy and love are in abundance for you all.’

Earlier this week, it was reported that Georgia had split from Mark, with a source telling The Sun: ‘The split was in July 2022 and they have both moved out of the home they shared.’

The pair, who started dating in 2008, lived together in Bristol. Georgia hasn’t posted about Mark on Instagram since March 2020. 

New flames: It comes as it was reported that Georgia and Charlie (pictured in June) are officially a couple and have been dating for 'a few months'

New flames: It comes as it was reported that Georgia and Charlie (pictured in June) are officially a couple and have been dating for ‘a few months’ 

They celebrated 10 years together back in 2018 in Lisbon, with Georgia calling Mark ‘my love’. 

Georgia previously spoke about how she first met Mark on the set of BBC’s Casualty in 2008 and said at the time that they weren’t married. She played Ruth Winters on the show while Mark starred as Ben Harding in the drama.

He’s also known for shows including The Bill and Wire in the Blood. 

‘Yeah, we’re actually not married but we practically are because we’ve been together so long,’ she said. 

Moving on: It has been claimed that Georgia and Mark (pictured) secretly split last July and have both 'moved out of the home they shared'

Moving on: It has been claimed that Georgia and Mark (pictured) secretly split last July and have both ‘moved out of the home they shared’

‘We met, he was a sort of semi-regular character, he was playing a councillor ironically, which is then what Toyah ended up doing. We met, gosh 13 years ago. 

‘So yeah, got him out of the job and lots of friends and it was a really good time.’

Charlie has not been linked to anyone since he split from former partner, fellow Corrie alumni Nicola Thorp in 2019, following a 10-month romance.   

MailOnline have contacted representatives of Georgia and Charlie for comment. 

Gushing: Speaking of Charlie's decision to leave Coronation Street, Georgia said at the time that she was: 'Heartbroken. I absolutely adore him'

Gushing: Speaking of Charlie’s decision to leave Coronation Street, Georgia said at the time that she was: ‘Heartbroken. I absolutely adore him’ 

Georgia and Charlie have remained close since Charlie’s character, lawyer Imran, was killed off from the soap last year – in a crash caused by Georgia’s character Toyah. 

Speaking of Charlie’s decision to leave Coronation Street, Georgia said at the time that she was: ‘Heartbroken. I absolutely adore him.’

She continued: ‘He’s been a dream, an absolute dream. He’s so funny so we laugh a lot but he is honestly one of the most supportive people I have ever worked with and even now, we’re still in touch obviously, he’s texting me, “How did the day go? Are you OK?”

‘He’s just a team player. And I mean look at him, there’s no complaints there either. He’s beautiful.’

Keeping in touch: Georgia and Charlie have remained close since Charlie's character, lawyer Imran, was killed off from the soap last year - in a crash caused by Georgia's character Toyah

Keeping in touch: Georgia and Charlie have remained close since Charlie’s character, lawyer Imran, was killed off from the soap last year – in a crash caused by Georgia’s character Toyah 

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