Actor Ryan Prescott, who played Aaron Dingle’s love interest Flynn Buchanan in Emmerdale, has landed another ITV soap role as the third incarnation of Ryan Connor in Coronation Street.
Ryan Prescott appeared in Emmerdale during 2011 as part of the storyline between Aaron Dingle then Livesy (Danny Miller) and his former boyfriend Jackson Walsh.
Following Jackson’s train crash accident, which left him tetraplegic, Jackson (Marc Silcock) pushed boyfriend Aaron away and ended their relationship as he couldn’t be physically intimate with Aaron.
On a night out with mate Adam Barton (Adam Thomas), Aaron met Flynn and the pair went on a few dates before Aaron admitted to Jackson that he couldn’t be with Flynn because he loved Jackson.
The actor made a brief reappearance later that year, following Jackson’s death and the subsequent court case which saw Aaron tried for Jackson’s murder, of which he was cleared. That didn’t stop Aaron’s guilt which lead to the start of his self harming.
Ryan Prescott is the latest actor to play Ryan Connor on Coronation Street, as the soap looks to revisit Michelle’s baby swap storyline.
Michelle raised son Ryan from birth as her own, but found out ten years ago that he was not actually her biological son. Her biological son, Alex Neeson, has also been reintroduced into Corrie, so fans are predicting conflict between the two ‘sons’ for their mum’s affections.
Prescott is the third actor to have landed the role of Ryan Connor on Coronation Street. The role was originated by Ben Thompson in 2006, with Ben staying on the show for the next four years.
Following a disappearance from the cobbles, Sol Heras took on the character for a year-long stay in 2012 and 2013, before Ryan went off to be a DJ in Ibiza. During that stint, Ryan was involved in a dark storyline in which he got Sophie Webster (Brooke Vincent) hooked on drugs.