Coronation Street debutante Rebecca Ryan has a SHOCK connection to soap

Coronation Street welcomes a new face to the cobblestones, as Rebecca Ryan prepares to make her debut as Lydia, a person from Adam Barlow’s past.

She will follow in the footsteps of her real brother Jack James Ryan, who played the role of Jacob Hay between February and November.

Fans of the soap will remember Jacob as the troublemaker teenager who made Simon Barlow’s life a misery as he dragged him into the world of drugs and introduced him to drug lord Harvey Gaskell .

Jack took to Instagram to congratulate his sister on her new role, writing: “I still can’t believe this is happening but I’m more than proud to finally announce that my ridiculously talented sister @rebeccaryan___ is joining the cast of @coronationstreet 🤯

“When people asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I would say ‘an actor on TV like my big sister.’ You were my biggest inspiration and I could never express how proud I am. your little brother.”

He added: “They say never work with family, but on this occasion I would like to strongly disagree. I can’t wait for Lydia to hit our screens in December, so be sure to keep an eye out for this. she does.! “

Rebecca previously played Vicki MacDonald in Waterloo Road and made appearances in Victim and Holby City, as well as in the ITV soap opera Emmerdale where she played the role of Carly Hope for three episodes.

Now she’s about to hit the cobblestones and it could cause serious trouble for Sarah Platt once she gets there. Sarah and Adam love to have a family of their own, but when Lydia, a lover from Adam’s past, arrives in Weatherfield, it looks like their plans for a baby may soon fall apart.

Sarah is shocked when Lydia arrives at Weatherfield with her son, Finn, and it becomes clear that she already knows Adam, having dated him while they were both in college.

Things are tense between Adam and Sarah.

Sarah is upset when Adam confirms that he had a romance with Lydia in college. (Image credit: ITV)

Speaking of the new character, a Corrie The spokesperson said: “After the dramatic events of 2021, one would think that residents of Britain’s favorite street would be looking for a quieter start to 2022, but though the storm clouds coming together this time are metaphorical, there could be just as much damage.

“Sarah and Adam hope to cement their relationship by starting a family, but when Sarah’s new friend Lydia turns out to be someone from Adam’s past, could all of Sarah’s dreams turn into nightmares?”

Coronation Street continues on ITV, with episodes available on demand through ITV Hub. For full listings – see our TV guide.

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