Two more family members join the Connor family line up in ITV’s Coronation Street. Actors Richard Hawley and Faye Brookes are the latest to join the long running series.
Carla (Alison King) will see more relatives wandering down the cobbles this autumn. Aidan Connor (Shayne Ward) arrived on the street back in August, investing in Underworld after hearing how Carla’s gambling debts were threatening the business.
After a rocky start Carla has welcomed Aidan’s input but when his dad Johnny (Richard Hawley) and sister Kate (Faye Brookes) burst into the factory Carla is left wondering what she’s let herself in for!
It turns out that Aidan has been less than truthful about where his cash came from and Carla soon finds herself with more than one family member going over the books. Kate and Aidan Connor are distant cousins of Michelle (Kym Marsh) and the family grew up on the same estate as Carla, who later married into the Connor family.
Dad Johnny is a self made man, he’s been in the rag trade for years and has a well earned reputation. He’s funny, charming but ruthless in business. Johnny adores his kids but he’s no pushover as Carla soon learns. Sister Kate is a tough cookie and more than a match for her father and brother. Engaged to be married to female soldier Caz, Kate is a fun and vibrant young woman, full of mischief but passionate about family.
“Standing alongside Carla it’s clear the Connors are a force to be reckoned and as our first family portrait shows they’ll be making their presence felt on the street” – ITV Granada
Johnny and Kate join Carla, Michelle and Aidan on screen from Monday 5th October.