Ryan departed the street in late 2010 to attend university in Glasgow. His comeback will coincide with the arrival of Carla’s brother, Rob Donovan, who is looking to start a new life after being released from prison. Corrie confirmed earlier this month that actor Marc Baylis will be joining to play Rob.
“Carla’s brother Rob is the latest in a long line of handsome Corrie charmers and is sure to set hearts fluttering in Weatherfield from the minute he arrives. The audience can expect thrills and a few broken hearts when this handsome bad boy hits town.” – Phil Collinson, Coronation Street Producer
Arriving back from university, Ryan’s mum Michelle will struggle to keep him on the ‘straight and narrow’ as he carries a ‘dark secret’.
“Ryan returns carrying a dark secret and Michelle is going to have the fight of her life as she battles to get her troubled son back on the straight and narrow. Sol is a brilliant young actor and I’m so excited to welcome him to the cast.” – Collinson added.
Ryan was previously portrayed by Ben Thompson, who decided not to return in the role.