Eastenders star Charlie Brooks and Coronation Street’s Simon Gregson meet in an upcoming clip of Channel 4’s First Dates.

Playing their on-screen characters, Janine Butcher and Steve McDonald they are seated together at the First Dates restaurant as part of a special sketch for BBC Children in Need.

Janine arrives at the restaurant looking for love when she is introduced to Steve by French maitre d’, Fred Sirieix.

A funny clip showing the moment the two characters first meet has been shared by Children in Need ahead of the charity night on November 19.

Watch the moment Eastenders and Coronation Street stars meet on First Dates

The clip of the ITV and BBC crossover sketch shows the awkward opening exchange.

The pair instantly find middle ground when Janine reveals her father ran a cab firm just like Steve.

The couple find more in common when it is revealed they both have experience in running a pub.

Janine then asks: “Have you ever been married?”, to which Steve replies: “Well you could say that, yeah.”

After further questioning Steve admits he has been married seven times causing Janine to choke on her drink.

She adds: “So you’re not afraid of a commitment, then? and Steve jokes: “Or the divorce courts.”

Janine and Steve’s past relationships before First Dates

Bury Times: Soap stars meet on Channel 4's First Dates. (PA)Soap stars meet on Channel 4's First Dates. (PA)

Janine first arrived in Albert Square in 1999 as the daughter of Frank Butcher, and is known for her fiery, and often villainous, personality and has had a string of husbands who have died as a result of her rage.

She married her first husband Barry Evans, played by Shaun Williamson, on New Year’s Eve 2003, only to kill him the next day by pushing him off a cliff in Scotland.

She later married an elderly man named David, after targeting him for his money. He suffered a heart attack at the ceremony and died.

Janine tried to kill another husband, Ryan Malloy, before successfully doing so with fourth husband Michael Moon.

Steve, who has been a popular Corrie character since 1989, has not had much luck in love either.

He has been married to Vicky Arden (Chloe Newsome), twice to Karen Phillips (Suranne Jones), Becky Granger (Katherine Kelly) and Michelle Connor (Kym Marsh).

The character was most recently married to Tracy Barlow in 2018, who he previously married in 2012.

The soap crossover sketch is written by Bafta award-winning writer Daran Little and will be part of the BBC Children in Need appeal show on BBC One on November 19 from 7pm.