Coronation Street Ryan stars life – nudity, rival soap role and hunky snaps

Coronation Street character Ryan Connor has had his fair share of drama in Weatherfield since he was first seen on our screens back in 2006.

But it isn't just the character who has undergone a series of big changes over the years, with the actor playing the role has switched on numerous occasions too.

With actor Ben Thompson playing the role from 2006 until 2010, then Sol Heras bringing Ryan to life between 2012 and 2013, it took a while for one performer to become symbolic with the role.

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However, Ryan Prescott has done just that having joined the cast in 2018 and spending the last five years on the cobbles.

Rival soap role

Ryan joined Coronation Street in 2018 when new producer Kate Oates decided to bring the character back and chose to recast the role.

Having previously starred as Liam Slade in Doctors and Flynn Buchanan in Emmerdale he was no stranger to soaps when he was cast as Ryan.

Flynn was a love interest for Aaron Livesy with the pair meeting in a nightclub and romance blossoming between them.

However, the romance came to an end rather swiftly when Flynn confessed he was still in love with his ex-boyfriend Jackson Walsh.

Aaron ended the relationship leaving Flynn free to reconcile with Jackson. Flynn was seen once more months later when he bumped into Aaron after Jackson had unexpectedly passed away.

The pair chatted then went their separate ways once more with Aaron leaving Flynn alone in the bar.

Ryan made seven appearances on the rival show between January 31 – September 14 2011.

Hunky snaps

Outside of his acting role, Ryan loves to work out and often teases his fans by showing off his muscles on Instagram.

He is often seen posting gym based selfies and flexing his muscles for his fans on the social media app.

His natural good looks coupled with his healthy lifestyle mean Ryan has won himself a bevvy of admirers of his stunning physique.

Naked day on set

Ryan's time spent honing his perfect body came in handy when he joined Corrie – he wasn't phased when his debut on the soap saw him spend hours naked on set.

The actor had to strip naked to shoot a "dirty one-night stand" that came about at Ryan's mum Michelle's (Kym Marsh) wedding after the character returned from a five-year stint working as a DJ in Ibiza.

Ryan previously admitted he found the experience "strange" but realised actors "can't be shy."

He told Inside Soap: "Well, it wasn't on set, it was actually on location. Ryan had had a dirty one-night stand so I was mostly nude throughout it, which was strange.

"You can't be shy in this gig."

Coronation Street airs Monday, Wednesday and Friday on ITV1 at 8pm

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