As fans of Corrie probably know, Toxic Tracy Luv Barlow is set to embark on a romance with ex-con Rob Donovan, and Kate Ford – who plays Tracy – has revealed that filming the scenes in which her character seduces Rob have been rather much like having an affair!
Kate, who is of course happily married to TV producer Jon Connerty, also revealed that Rob (Marc Baylis) reminds Tracy of her former lover, Charlie Stubbs, who Tracy of course murdered.
Speaking to TV Biz, Kate began by saying, “Tracy has always had a good love life and she likes the fact she can ruffle feathers.
“There is a lot of banter with herself and Rob (played by Marc Baylis) and they end up getting together… Read more & comment »
Coronation Street star Marc Baylis has revealed that his character, Rob Donovan, is about to be given a second chance at working at the factory by his sister Carla, however, as Rob sees himself in a position that’s somewhat higher than being Carla’s whipping boy, whether he’ll accept, or continue trying to ruin Carla’s business, remains to be seen.
As fans will recall, Rob cooked the books at the factory in order to have a broker assess the worth of the business at far less than its real market value, and he then nicked one of Carla’s (Alison King) clients, taking a hefty order from her in the process.
During an interview with Soaplife about the storyline, Marc began by explaining how his character felt when Carla turned up in Weatherfield again after originally leaving to live in America.
He said, “Carla’s arrival [was] a shock more than anything because only a couple of weeks previously she announced she was leaving Weatherfield again for good.” Read more & comment »
Fans of Corrie may recall that before Christmas, we reported that one of the show’s forthcoming storylines would feature former factory boss Rob Donovan embarking on a relationship with Tracy Love Barlow (Kate Ford) early this year.
However, while speaking to the Radio Times about the plotline, Marc Baylis, who of course plays scheming ex-con Rob, revealed that it’s actually Michelle Connor (Kym Lomas) who his character really wants!
He said, “Interestingly, Tracy Barlow comes onto his radar. That is an interesting combination.
“Without a doubt, he sees something of himself in Tracy and finds her intriguing! Read more & comment »
Several of Coronation Street’s stars were in Manchester this weekend to attend a charity ball at the city’s Hilton Hotel, and judging by snaps posted to Twitter by Catherine Tyldesley – who of course plays Eva Price – one of which is above, there was a lot of bed hopping going on, and at one point, a foursome!
But no, this wasn’t a scene from Ken & Deirdre Barlow: The Secret Swinger Files, and was in fact simply the cast mucking about…
As many of them had done throughout the event, with resident comedian Simon Gregson – who plays Steve McDonald – even deciding to join his co-star Antony Cotton on stage wearing nothing but his undies. As you do.
As Antony, who of course plays Sean Tully, soldiered on singing Kiss Me Honey Honey, Simon swept the stage to a chorus of applause and laughter.
His co-star Alan Halsall (Tyrone Dobbs) filmed the whole thing and posted the video to Twitter… Read more & comment »
Since he returned to Weatherfield, having been booted out of uni, Ryan Connor (Sol Heras) has become the latter day Terry Duckworth – who, like Ryan, was a tear away when he was young, not that time has improved him much as we saw when he came back – in as much as he’s lazy, scheming and will lie a million times before he tells the truth.
However, unlike Terry, Ryan’s a junkie, and a forthcoming storyline will see the repercussions of his desperation for a fix rocking his family.
It all begins when Ryan goes to Underworld with the intention of robbing a few quid from the petty cash box.
Once he’s inside the factory, with his face shielded by a hood, he finds the cash box and proceeds to try to open it, however, his uncle Rob Donovan (Marc Baylis) sees who he assumes is a stranger trying to steal the money, so he goes up behind him and smacks him over the head… Read more & comment »
Poor Eva Price is set to be dealt another blow in Coronation Street, when her new interest, Rob Donovan, tells her their budding new relationship isn’t going anywhere.
The question is, can she dust herself off and try again, or will this latest knock back send the busty barmaid over the edge to bunny-boiler territory?
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Coronation Street newcomer Marc Baylis – who is to make his debut on the Street next week – had a very special reason for going after the role of Carla Connor’s brother Rob Donovan, and that was because he’d promised his granny he would.
Speaking to the Sun’s TV Biz, Marc said, “I told my nan about a year ago that I would get a part in Corrie.
“I asked her what show she would most like to see me in and she said Coronation Street. So I said I would try my best.
“It was a whimsical promise and I never expected it to be a part like this one.
“If I’d got a small scene walking into the Rovers or down the street, she would still have been happy. But obviously that conversation sowed the seeds… Read more & comment »
It’s been reported by Digital Spy that at the end of this month, Karl Munro’s Corrie affair with Sunita Alahan is going to become public knowledge, even though it is of course now over…
So far, only Eva Price (Catherine Tyldesley) has had any suspicions about the pair, but not wanting to upset her mum Stella, who is of course Karl’s girlfriend, she’s kept her concerns to herself so far.
However, when Karl (John Michie) and Sunita (Shobna Gulati) revisit their passion and share a kiss in the back room of the Rovers, Stella (Michelle Collins) walks in and catches them at it.
I cannot wait to see the fall out from that!
In other Corrie news, newcomer Marc Baylis has revealed that his character Rob Donovan is harbouring a “dangerous” side that he’ll try to hide from the Street’s residents… Read more & comment »
As fans of Corrie will know, Carla Connor’s ex-jailbird – and generally apparently no good – brother Rob Donovan is headed to the cobbles…
He’s played by actor Marc Baylis, whose former TV credits include starring in My Uncle Silas, Sirens, The Bill, EastEnders, Doctors and Hollyoaks, and according to Catherine Tyldesley who plays Eva Price, her character and Rob are set to get “steamy” when an instant spark of chemistry ignites between them.
Of Rob – who we’ll see for the first time on July 9th – and Eva’s romance, Catherine said, “I don’t want to give away too much, but Rob is going to be the fresh meat on the Street.
“Eva is certainly attracted to him because he does have charm and power… Read more & comment »
Coronation Street newbie Marc Baylis – who is #fitas – yesterday arrived at the show’s set to begin filming in the role of Carla Connor’s no-good brother, Rob Donovan.
As fans of the show will know, Carla (Alison King) is about to depart Weatherfield for a few months, and in her absence, Rob’s set to stir up a whole load of trouble, and steal the hearts of a few of the Street’s ladies!
As you can see in the picture above, he was photographed alongside Kym Marsh, who of course plays Carla’s former sister-in-law, Michelle Connor, and as Kym recently revealed that she’d like to see her character having a new romance, perhaps her wish is about to come true.
Rob, who’s also starred in The Bill, Law and Order: UK, Sirens and Misfits, will be seen on our screens for the first time in July.
Meanwhile, Shobna Gulati, who plays cheating wife Sunita Alahan, has ranted at the misogynistic attitude of some viewers towards the show’s female characters… Read more & comment »
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… Read more & comment »
There have been rumours flying round for months that Coronation Street were looking to cast a new hunk for the street as they introduced Carla Connor’s (Alison King) brother, with the name linked to the job on most people’s lips being that of Kym Marsh‘s (who plays Michelle Connor) fiancée, Jamie Lomas.
Lomas even auditioned for the part and, at the time, a source close to the couple commented that they were excited at the thought of working with each other, but it would seem that he didnt fit the bill, or perhaps Marsh just changed her mind after the recent allegations that Lomas had been cheating on her, as it has now been announced that Marc Baylis has been cast to play the devilishly handsome bad boy, Rob Donovan.
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