Thursday, 17 May 2012

Ryan Connor to return - with a new actor

The official Coronation Street website at itv.com have a story up about Ryan Connor's return and Carla's brother Rob Donovan's arrival.  The pair are billed as Coronation Street's new two "street fighting hunks"

Ryan Connor will return after he has been kicked out of Glasgow University, and he will be carrying a dark secret that will force Michelle to fight tooth and nail to get him back on the straight and narrow.

Rob is fresh out of prison, he pairs up with Ryan and teaches him about family loyalty. This is quite an exciting development, I've always loved the Connor clan, so to see them come back with fighting spirit is great!

Actor Sol Heras will be playing the new Ryan Connor, previously having appeared in Rock Rivals and Hollyoaks Later. 

Anyone know why Ben Thompson, who played the old Ryan Connor, isn't returning?

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10 comments:

Sunny Jim said...

Poor old Michelle's going to be very confused. First her son was swapped at birth with another baby and now he comes back from uni as someone else.

Yet another actor from Hollyoaks.

Chewy said...

I wonder if they will eventually go back to the switch storyline, or if it truely is wiped from Corrie history?

Chewy said...

Apparently Ben Thompson was asked to return but declined

Adam Rekitt said...

Another University dropout. Marvellous! Obviously, they are so short of characters that they can't afford for Ryan to be away for as long as 3 years.

Llifon said...

Ben Thompson refused to have a haircut possibly? :P

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Anonymous said...

Family loyalty?? But they aren't actually related!!!! Even without the horrific "baby swap" storyline...
I've never been the biggest Connor fan (although I did enjoy Mammy Connor... aka "the mother-in-law from hell").
Rebecca in TO

Humpty Dumpty said...

This sounds like a reworking of Uncle Len and Gary Windass. It will be interesting to see how it turns out.

Chewy said...

The Connors did grow up closely with the Donovans though, so it's no surprise Rob is close to Ryan, especially after his dad and both his uncles died

Anonymous said...

Oh Lord, not more of the boring Connor lot.
They give brunettes a bad name.

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