Cold Feet stars James Nesbitt and Hermione Norris share a passionate kiss during series nine filming as Adam and his late wife's best friend Karen's VERY unlikely romance hots up

They sparked up a very unlikely romance during the last series of Cold Feet, shocking fans.

And James Nesbitt and Hermione Norris proved their on-screen characters' relationship was going strong as they shared a passionate kiss during series nine filming on Friday.

James, 54. who plays Adam Williams, and Hermione, 52, who plays Karen Marsden - the best friend of Adam's late wife Rachel, looked smitten as they locked lips against a camper van.

Shock romance: James Nesbitt and Hermione Norris proved their on-screen characters' relationship was going strong as they shared a passionate kiss during Cold Feetr series nine filming on Friday

Shock romance: James Nesbitt and Hermione Norris proved their on-screen characters' relationship was going strong as they shared a passionate kiss during Cold Feetr series nine filming on Friday

Unlikely: James, 54. who plays Adam Williams, and Hermione, 52, who plays Karen Marsden - the best friend of Adam's late wife Rachel, looked smitten

Unlikely: James, 54. who plays Adam Williams, and Hermione, 52, who plays Karen Marsden - the best friend of Adam's late wife Rachel, looked smitten

Adam warmly smiled as he stared into Karen's eyes after their steamy kiss before the pair walked off arm-in-arm.

In the scenes, Adam was seen enthusiastically greeting Karen as she pulled up in her car, before whipping off the cover to reveal the camper van.  

Karen, who is also the ex-wife of his best friend David, looked casually cool in a black tee paired with black skinny jeans and ankle boots.

She donned a patterned scarf and a khaki green jacket with furry trim to complete the look.

PDA: Adam warmly smiled as he stared into Karen's eyes after their steamy kiss
PDA: The new couple locked lips as they continued their unlikely romance

PDA: Adam warmly smiled as he stared into Karen's eyes after their steamy kiss

Look of love: Karen, who is also the ex-wife of his best friend David, looked casually cool in a black tee paired with black skinny jeans and ankle boots

Look of love: Karen, who is also the ex-wife of his best friend David, looked casually cool in a black tee paired with black skinny jeans and ankle boots

Non-stop: The pair couldn't keep their hands off one another as they kissed
Non-stop: The pair couldn't keep their hands off one another as they kissed

Non-stop: The pair couldn't keep their hands off one another as they kissed

Adam wrapped up in a navy jumper, denim jacket and jeans, teamed with a slate grey padded jacket as he filmed the new series - expected to air next year.

Earlier this year, shocked fans saw long-time pals Adam and Karen get together, after the hunk realised that he couldn't continue dating her friend.

Viewers had previously seen the pair kiss after they got stoned at a music festival, leading Adam to eventually realise his feelings. 

The final episode saw Karen say: 'You don't kiss friends like we did Adam. Do you?' before the pair locked lips once more. 

The unlikely romance got a mixed reaction from fans with some feeling the romance was inappropriate due to Karen being Rachel's best friend while others praised the pair's chemistry.      

Delight: Adam looked over the moon as he greeted his new love interest Karen

Delight: Adam looked over the moon as he greeted his new love interest Karen

Surprise: Adam looked animated as he showed Karen a new camper van

Surprise: Adam looked animated as he showed Karen a new camper van

Romantic break? Karen looked delighted as she watched Adam unveil the van

Romantic break? Karen looked delighted as she watched Adam unveil the van

Transport: Adam showed off his camper van as he prepared to drive off with Karen

Transport: Adam showed off his camper van as he prepared to drive off with Karen

The relationship was also compared to Joey and Rachel's brief romance in hit show Friends. 

Cold Feet was originally broadcast for five series on ITV from 1998 to 2003 before the show was revived in 2016.

Three more series of the show have since aired while a ninth series has been confirmed to air in 2020.    

The show also John Thomson, Fay Ripley and Robert Bathurst while Helen Baxendale, who appeared in the first five series, did not return for the revival. 

Her character, Rachel, was killed off in the original series finale - meaning her return for the reboot was impossible.

She went on to star in US sitcom Friends as Ross' controlling second wife, Emily.

Strike a pose: The actor struck a playful pose as he revealed the van

Strike a pose: The actor struck a playful pose as he revealed the van

Soulmates: Adam was married to Helen Baxendale's character Rachel - she was killed off the fifth series

Soulmates: Adam was married to Helen Baxendale's character Rachel - she was killed off the fifth series 

Awkward? The unlikely romance got a mixed reaction from fans with some feeling the romance was inappropriate due to Karen being Rachel's best friend while others praised the pair's chemistry

Awkward? The unlikely romance got a mixed reaction from fans with some feeling the romance was inappropriate due to Karen being Rachel's best friend while others praised the pair's chemistry

ITV's Polly Hill said: 'We’re delighted to be returning to Manchester for more of Cold Feet. The audience reaction to the last series was incredible with many saying it’s getting better with age! 

'We’re pleased to be working again with Mike Bullen whose moving, funny, complex and absorbing scripts are a joy to commission.'

James is currently reported to be in a relationship with Irish actress Katy Gleadhill.

The pair were first connected in 2015 after Katie joined James at a string of showbiz parties - including the BAFTAs - despite his insistence that she was not his girlfriend. 

Coming soon: Cold Feet series nine will return to ITV in 2020

Coming soon: Cold Feet series nine will return to ITV in 2020

 

 

Cold Feet stars James Nesbitt and Hermione Norris share a passionate kiss as they film series nine

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