It is believed that the friendship between the two soap stars has recently "progressed".
According to The Mirror, Shayne and Sophie - who have been friends for some time - have quietly begun attending events together, including a charity ball in Manchester.
A spokesman for Shayne told the newspaper: "Following the reported split between Sophie and her partner, I can confirm the friendship between Shayne and Sophie has progressed.
"Although it's too early to comment on any plans."
It was only last week that Sophie confirmed she had split from husband Graeme Rooney earlier this year after tying the knot last July. She confirmed her marriage split while also announcing her exit from the Channel 4 soap as the Gloved Hand Killer Lindsey Roscoe.
Meanwhile, Shayne's last relationship was with Faye McKeever. They had previously dated for more than 10 years and got engaged in 2012, but split two years later in 2014.
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