Coz damn! Meet Coronation Street’s new Connor men!

On Corrie’s official website is a first look pic – which we’ve nabbed – at actors Sol Heras and Marc Baylis who are sure to set hearts, and other body parts, racing when they arrive on our screen this summer as Michelle Connor’s son Ryan and Carla Connor’s jailbird brother, Rob Donovan.

As fans of Corrie may recall, the role of Ryan was previously played by Ben Thompson, however, he declined to return to the show, so Sol stepped in, praise be.

Of the new arrivals, the site states…

Hard man Rob arrives in Weatherfield after being released from prison and turns to his sister, Carla, for help in starting a new life. With a reputation as a tough cookie and with a string of broken hearts behind him Rob looks certain to cause a stir…

Meanwhile Ryan returns home to Coronation Street unexpectedly having been thrown out of University in Glasgow.

It isn’t long before the two bad lads are shaking up the cobbles and they even square up to each other after Rob tries to teach Ryan a thing or two about family loyalty!

Coronation Street’s Producer, Phil Collinson, said, “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.”

He added, “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.”

And in case you’re wondering where you’ve seen Marc before, he’s starred in Misfits, Law and Order UK and Sirens. Sol’s may also be a face you’ll recognise – assuming anyone bothers to look at his face – has previously appeared in ITV1 drama Rock Rivals and Hollyoaks Late Night.

Lynn is an editor and writer here at Unreality TV and is trained psychotherapist and the author of two books. She's addicted to soaps, period drama and reality TV shows such as X Factor, I'm A Celeb and Big Brother.