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04th Feb 2018

Coronation Street character to make shock comeback, with new actor playing role

James Dawson

They’ve ditched the original actor, in favour of a famous face you’ll probably already recognise.

Michelle Connor’s son Alex Neeson is set to rejoin the Corrie cast, however he will now we played by another actor.

James Burrows has previously starred in Mount Pleasant and Love, Lies and Records.

The character is being reprised a decade on from leaving the soap in 2008.

Michelle Connor – played by Kym Marsh – discovered the son she raised, Ryan, wasn’t actually her biological son after a mix-up at the hospital.

She later met up with her real son, Alex, but he quickly departed the infamous cobbles and has rarely been heard from since.

A source told The Sun: “Ali settles himself in Weatherfield and seems happy to make friends with everyone else but gives his mum the cold shoulder.

However, they added that the son will have an ‘ulterior motive’ for his return. And given that it’s not looking like he’ll be very nice to her, you can’t imagine any of this is good news for Michelle.