R an extended maternity leave from the public eye, former Coronation Street star Tina OBrien is
discovering the journey back to the top is a tough one.
For as she posed with drills and boyfriend Ryan Thomas at the opening of homeware company Clas Ohlsons
Manchester store, it must have felt like a lifetime ago she was the sought after minx of the ITV show.
However despite spending the day being photographed and working as a warehouse checkout girl, Tina was full
of smiles and no-one could accuse her of being a bad sport.
Ryan was also on good form, despite appearing to nurse a wrist injury. The 24-year-old wore a support bandage
throughout his appearance. But if the actor was in any pain he certainly didnt show it.
Tina and Ryan - who still plays her onscreen husband, Jason Grimshaw, in the popular soap - both seemed to be
having fun as they grinned for photos.
One minute posing with the drills and the next larking around with headphones, the couple did not seem
bothered that their latest job wasnt quite as glamorous as those theyve had in the past. It may have been
low-key but they both looked as polished as ever, wearing matching purple cardigans as part of equally trendy