Corrie: Ryan Connor complains he’s ‘bored’ to Alya Nazir
The Connor family are now as well known on the cobbles as the Barlows and the McDonalds.
And our reporter managed to get a few words with Ryan Prescott, who plays Ryan Connor on Coronation Street as he appeared on the red carpet at tonight’s Inside Soap Awards.
Speaking exclusively with Express.co.uk Ryan teased the possibility of a spin-off for the Connor family.
He said: “You know what, I’ve been rooting for it. I’ve been talking about a spin-off for years now.”
This isn’t the first time a soap has created a spin-off where the characters go to Ireland. EastEnders sent Alfie and Kat to the sleepy Irish village of Redwater in search of Kat’s long-lost son.
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Speaking about the idea, Ryan went on to say: “It would be amazing if they would take the Connors to Ireland. I’d love to pitch that. I really would.”
Ryan, 34, has played Ryan Connor since 2018 after taking over the role from Sol Heras.
Earlier this year he was involved in a massive storyline which saw his character fall victim to an acid attack.
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Ryan also addressed the acid attack storyline, commenting on how viewers reacted.
He said: “Yeah, people follow the storyline, really, but the response has been massive, actually. It kind of overwhelmed me, to be honest. Like, people reached out from overseas, online, people who have been through acid attacks themselves, people who have had lifetime facial scarring, a lot of them have said they’ve never seen anything that’s been so well represented on a soap.”
He went on to say: “So things like that and having a direct kind of, I don’t know, a direct contact with such a large audience that have immediate responses and respond to the storyline as it moves forward is the most, is the biggest payoff you can get in this gig.”
He also took some time to talk about his colleagues Alison King and Chris Gascoyne, who play Carla and Peter Barlow on the show.
He described them as “amazing” saying: “Two of the most amazing people I’ve ever worked with. They’re those kind of people that, just being with on set, you kind of learn through osmosis, everything they do bleeds into your work.
“And such talented actors and such amazing people in general. I have quite close relationships with them both. I learn from them every day, I try and keep up with them both every day. Yeah, it’s one of the best bits of the job, especially at the minute.”
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