Right up her Street! Corrie star Katie McGlynn is 'absolutely smitten' with new car salesman boyfriend Benji Roberts as they spend Christmas in Thailand

She is best known as Sinead Tinker in the ITV soap Coronation Street. 

But Katie McGlynn was far from the show's iconic cobbles as she spent Christmas with her new beau, 21-year-old Benjamin Roberts, inThailand, this week.

The 22-year-old actress is said to be 'smitten' with her new boyfriend, who is a holiday park caravan salesman.

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Loved up: Katie McGlynns looked besotted with her new beau, 21-year-old holiday park caravan salesman Benjamin Roberts on Phi Phi Islands in Thailand on Christmas Day

Loved up: Katie McGlynns looked besotted with her new beau, 21-year-old holiday park caravan salesman Benjamin Roberts on Phi Phi Islands in Thailand on Christmas Day

A source told The Sun: 'Katie and Benji are absolutely smitten with each other. 

'They've been seeing each other for a while now and their friends joke they're inseparable. They're spending Christmas together on holiday and things are going really well.' 

The duo are seen cuddling on a sandy beach in the stunning Phi Phi Islands while wearing an orange bikini and see-through tasseled caftan onChristmas Day 

In a  separate shot the blonde actress wore her hair loose as she showcased her toned legs and sun-kissed skin while relaxing on the sand. 

Toned and tanned: The cobble's favourite is still enjoying the results of her two stone weight-loss from earlier in the year, going on a fitness mission after she reached 15 stone

Toned and tanned: The cobble's favourite is still enjoying the results of her two stone weight-loss from earlier in the year, going on a fitness mission after she reached 15 stone

The loved up couple also visited an elephant sanctuary on Boxing Day with Katie wearing a turquoise bikini and her boyfriend fashioning a baseball cap backwards with big sunglasses and black swimming trunks.

Katie appeared to be very comfortable with Benjamin, even choosing to go completely make-up free in the series of romantic snaps together.

The actress is is famed for her 'girl next door' persona but displayed her natural beauty on the beach and her slim physique, with a cheeky shot of herself from behind in her tiny bikini bottoms.

Animal love: The cute couple also visited an elephant sanctuary on Boxing Day with Katie wearing a turquoise bikini and her boyfriend fashioning a baseball cap backwards

Animal love: The cute couple also visited an elephant sanctuary on Boxing Day with Katie wearing a turquoise bikini and her boyfriend fashioning a baseball cap backwards

In the soap Katie's love life is a key theme courtesy of her relationship with Chesney Battersby as well as getting involved in a variety of antics with her aunt Beth Tinker.

Elsewhere the Corrie favourite is still enjoying the results of her two stone weight-loss from earlier in the year, going on a fitness mission after she reached 15 stone.

And she continued to flaunt the fruits of her hard earned gym labour as she she slipped into a figure-flaunting citrus bikini.

Katie has been doing regular boxing work-outs to maintain her trimmed down figure, after slimming with Corrie co-star Catherine Tyldesley.  

Jumping for joy: The soap star jumped happily on the sand, showcasing her toned legs and sun-kissed skin wearing her orange bikini on her romantic holiday in Thailand

Jumping for joy: The soap star jumped happily on the sand, showcasing her toned legs and sun-kissed skin wearing her orange bikini on her romantic holiday in Thailand

Perky view: The TV beauty continued to flaunt the fruits of her hard earned gym labour as she she slipped into a figure-flaunting citrus bikini with a tassel caftan and sea damp hair

Perky view: The TV beauty continued to flaunt the fruits of her hard earned gym labour as she she slipped into a figure-flaunting citrus bikini with a tassel caftan and sea damp hair

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