Corrie's Alya and Ryan stars reveal what really happened as she broke his heart (2023)

In tonight’s episode of Coronation Street Ryan Connor laid his heart on the line when he told his ex Alya Nazir that he loved her after she was there for him following the recent horrific acid attack. As Ryan, played by Ryan Prescott, told Alya how he really felt she unintentionally broke his heart by 'friendzoning' him on the ITV soap.

Alya, who has been regularly visiting Ryan in hospital after the DJ was struck with sulphuric acid hurled at him by Daisy Midgeley's stalker Justin Rutherford, let him know that she just wants to be friends, leaving him crushed. Many viewers were left fuming with Alya for turning him down.

@mynameisbrooke tweeted: "I feel like Alya has been mugging off Ryan for the last forty years."@sofaneilas fumed: "Gurlllll friendzoned wor Ryan again. How can they do this to me." @Alison_King_Fan gasped: "Wait, why’s alya turning him down?!! i thought she loved him too omg poor ryan."

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@AndyGibsonTV remarked: "Oh Ryan. When it rains it pours." And @RyanTheSoapking said: "This is the second time that Alya has pushed Ryan away now and friendzoned him. Ryan dosnt deserve to be messed around like this."

@caitlinbr25697 asked: "How can she do that to Ryan?" @HazelbytheCoast also asked: "How can you do that to our Ryan?" And @penniless_poet complained: "Alya has just stamped all over his poor little heart."

Corrie's Alya and Ryan stars reveal what really happened as she broke his heart (1)

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Actors Ryan Prescott and Sair Khan have lifted the lid on what was really happening in the emotional scenes, with Sair saying it has been "incredibly difficult" for Alya to see Ryan suffer and the shock of the attack has really hit her.

She explained: "A lot of the residents on Coronation Street have been through life-changing events but Ryan’s is one that is so physical and so painful and Alya has never seen or experienced something like this before. She is trying to be sensitive but she’s in shock, seeing someone she cares about so deeply in so much pain. It’s been eally difficult for her and it’s been quite hard for her to hide her reaction."

And Ryan says it has meant "so much" to Ryan to have Alya by his side. Explaining why he really declared his love for her he explained: "Ryan has an overwhelming fear that he will never be loved or be intimate with someone again so he reached out and tried to grasp at everything around him, one of those things being the relationship with Alya. He is in this whirlwind of emotions and the loneliness he is feeling is one of the things that pushed him to take his chance again with Alya."

Corrie's Alya and Ryan stars reveal what really happened as she broke his heart (2)

Asked 'what were Alya’s first thoughts?' when Ryan opened up to her, Sair said: "Alya was quite taken aback because she wasn’t expecting it and all her focus has been on making him feel comfortable and just trying to put a smile on his face. There always has been such warmth between them but Alya realised quite quickly that it could be easy to misconstrue the way that things have been playing out between them. She thinks that, deep down, love is the last thing on Ryan’s mind."

(Video) Ryan Connor - 5th May 2023

Asked if Ryan has true feelings for his ex, actor Ryan said: "Ryan does love Alya and he has always loved Alya. I don’t think that has changed and before the acid attack happened they had a little one night stand situation and even then Ryan said to Alya, 'would you consider getting back together?'

"Alya didn’t think it was a good idea and so he took that hit before and he already knows where he stands with Alya. But after the acid attack, he is on damage control and because he feels like no one will ever love him again, he is desperate to reach out to the first place that he feels love and that place is Alya."

He added: "He tried to hold on to that as tight as he can and in doing so ends up pushing it away even further and reconfirming that it’s not going to happen like that."

Corrie's Alya and Ryan stars reveal what really happened as she broke his heart (3)

Ryan says his character is 'vulnerable and so alone' after being knocked back by Alya. "Ryan was gutted. It’s the icing on the cake and when Alya shoots him down, even though it’s in a really nice way, it’s the reconfirmation of 'no one is going to love me. No one is going to accept me.' Having someone to love is a huge driving factor in Ryan’s life and he now starts to think that he is never going to have that again."

On whether Alya really does love him or see him as just a friend, Sair said: "Alya is also struggling with a lot of her own feelings in the aftermath of her attack so I don’t think she has the capacity to love in the way that she would want to love him and she isn’t open to receiving any kind of love at the moment herself."

(Video) Alya and Ryan - 21st April 2022

Ryan, who has played Michelle Connor's son since 2018, is still hopeful that there could be a future for the pair, who split in 2021 after Daisy meddled in their relationship. Asked if this is the end for them, he said: "I know that Ryan hopes that it isn’t and it would be lovely to see something pop up in the future. Ryan, being such a hopeful character anyway, has got such a massive spirit and he will keep a little bit of secret hope in his heart but regardless of any idea he holds close, I think he has got a clear answer from Alya so he is not going to try again anytime soon."

And Sair said: "For now, it is the end for Ryan and Alya because as soon as Ryan tells Alya that he loves her, Alya has to put up a boundary to protect herself from getting hurt again and from hurting him by giving him mixed signals. She feels she has to protect any thread of friendship that they could possibly have by taking a step back from his healing and letting other people take the lead on it."

She added: "This is hard and heartbreaking for Alya to come to terms with because she just wants to be there for him and she doesn’t know what Ryan’s response to her taking a step back is going to be.

"Alya also needs to do a lot of healing herself; she has pretended that she is completely fine after her attack but she is playing a good game and just pretending that she is okay. When Alya sees Ryan so vulnerable, it is quite triggering for her so she feels like she needs to create a bit of a distance between them out of love."


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What happened to Ryan and Alya on Corrie? ›

In Monday's (April 17) episode, the 'will they / won't they' romance seemingly came to an end once Ryan confessed that he was still very much in love with Alya. While Alya promised to always stand by her ex-boyfriend, she admitted she no longer had romantic feelings for him.

Why did Ryan and Alya break up? ›

Coronation Street's Alya Nazir breaks up with her boyfriend Ryan Connor after she catches him cheating on her next week. The restaurant worker, played by Sair Khan, hasn't trusted Daisy since she met her and it looks like her gut feeling was spot on.

Do Ryan and Alia get together? ›

However, the character was left crushed as after confessing that he loves her, Alya admitted that although she'll always be there for him, she no longer has romantic feelings for him.

Who is Corrie in Coronation Street? ›

Is Ryan from Coronation Street married? ›

In March 2021, Thomas announced he was quitting acting, after having "really lost the bug for it".
Ryan Thomas
TelevisionCoronation Street (2000–2016) Neighbours (2018) Celebrity Big Brother (2018)
Partner(s)Tina O'Brien (2003–2009) Lucy Mecklenburgh (2017–present; engaged)
RelativesAdam Thomas (brother)
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Does Ryan end up with Alya? ›

Coronation Street stars Ryan Prescott and Sair Khan have confirmed the end of Ryan Connor and Alya Nazir's romantic relationship. The on-off couple have once again been contemplating their future following Alya's vow to stand by Ryan through his recovery from the acid attack a few weeks ago.

What is Alya's boyfriend name? ›

Alya Césaire (also known as Rena Rouge) is the supporting character of Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir and the love interest of Nino Lahiffe/Carapace.

Did Daisy date Ryan in Coronation Street? ›

However, it wasn't long before she realised Ryan still had feelings for Alya and ended their romance before finding love with Daniel. Despite their bumpy start, Ryan and Daisy had remained friends and would often help one another out if needed.

Did Daisy sleep with Ryan? ›

Heading home, Ryan failed to tell Alya that he had spent the night at the pub, knowing if Daisy was mentioned, it could see the end of their relationship. However, using Ryan's vulnerability to her advantage, Daisy purposely told him she's not happy about the lies, when the truth is they ended up in bed together.

Is Ryan being written out of Coronation Street? ›

As it turns out, no! We can reveal that Ryan won't be leaving the cobbles for good and, actually, his recovery from the horrific acid attack will play out in scenes to come. Speaking about the long-term effects the attack will have on his character, Ryan Prescott told, 'It'll change his life forever.

Who is Crystal in Coronation Street? ›

Ashley Hope Allan: Crystal Webber.

Where is Coronation Street? ›

The show is set in the fictional town of Weatherfield in Greater Manchester. It was filmed at Granada TV studios for more than 50 years from 1960-2014. It is now based at Media City in Salford, mainly filmed on a closed working set which is now available for you to explore.

Who is leaving Coronation Street in 2023? ›

When is Faye Windass leaving? May 2023. Coronation Street favourite Faye Windass is set to depart the soap after 12 years on our screens. The Sun reports that actress Ellie Leach quit the soap to explore other opportunities elsewhere and Faye will leave the cobbles during the summer.

Who is the most married character in Coronation Street? ›

Steve is Coronation Street's most married character, having been married seven times to five women.
Steve McDonald (Coronation Street)
Steve McDonald
Portrayed bySimon Gregson
First appearanceEpisode 3,001 6 December 1989
ClassificationPresent; regular
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Who is leaving Corrie soon? ›

Coronation Street star Ellie Leach, who plays Faye Windass, is reportedly leaving the soap after 12 years as the future of her character has been revealed.

Why did Ryan leave Coronation Street? ›

I felt like I was working with a movie star and I was doing something that wasn't Coronation Street when I was working with him. And I want a taste of something new and I want a different experience." “I was in a bubble for 16 years. I love the place, it feels like home and I miss people there.

Who is Ryan's new girlfriend in Coronation Street? ›

Coronation Street's Ryan Connor to declare his love for Alya Nazir.

How old is Ryan on Coronation Street? ›

The 34-year-old star, from Stockport, has played Ryan in Corrie since 2018.

Who does Ryan end up with? ›

In the series finale, following a 6 month flashforward, Ryan aids in finding the Cohens a new home, mirroring the offer they had extended to him in Season 1. Ryan goes on to rekindle his relationship with Taylor, as they both face up to attending college in different countries.

How old is Alya now? ›

Alya is 15 years old, placing her a year older than Adrien and Marinette despite being their classmate.

Does Ryan ever get adopted? ›

Members of the Cohen family :

Kirsten. Seth. Ryan (adopted)

What is Alya's full name? ›

Alya Césaire / Rena Rouge / Scarabella

Alya Césaire (voiced by Carrie Keranen in the English dub, Aya Kawakami in the Japanese dub and Fanny Bloc in the French version) is Marinette's best friend.

What is Alyas full name? ›

Alya Césaire is a major supporting character in Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir. She is a student in Miss Bustier's class at Collège Françoise Dupont and Marinette Dupain-Cheng's best friend.

How many sisters does Alya have? ›

Early life and background

She has an elder sister, Shaheen, and two half-siblings, Pooja and Rahul Bhatt. Actor Emraan Hashmi and director Mohit Suri are her paternal cousins, while producer Mukesh Bhatt is her uncle. She was educated at the Jamnabai Narsee School but dropped out of her twelfth grade to pursue acting.

How old is Daisy from Corrie in real life? ›

CORONATION Street star Charlotte Jordan's real life is a far cry from her character Daisy Midgeley's. The actress, 27, has played the bar woman in the ITV soap since 2020.

How old is Daisy Ryan? ›

What happens to Ryan and Daisy? ›

Ryan was hit in an acid attack meant for Daisy on what should have been the barmaid's wedding day as her evil stalker set out to ruin her life. He has now left hospital some weeks after the attack.

Who does Daisy truly love? ›

Eventually, Gatsby won Daisy's heart, and they made love before Gatsby left to fight in the war. Daisy promised to wait for Gatsby, but in 1919 she chose instead to marry Tom Buchanan, a young man from a solid, aristocratic family who could promise her a wealthy lifestyle and who had the support of her parents.

Is Daisy being cheated on? ›

Daisy appeared quite in love when they first got married, but the realities of the marriage, including Tom's multiple affairs, have worn on her. Tom even cheated on her soon after their honeymoon, according to Jordan: "It was touching to see them together—it made you laugh in a hushed, fascinated way.

Does Daisy know she is being cheated on? ›

Daisy Buchanan is married to Tom Buchanan, and Tom continuously cheats on her with other women. Daisy is aware of what is happening and she has to sit there and listen to Tom tell people about it.

What happened to Ryan in Coro? ›

Justin aimed to throw the acid at Daisy, stating nobody would want her after his attack - but Ryan ended up being Justin's victim. Ryan sustained life-changing injuries from the acid attack, which occurred just as he was dreaming of heading off to Ibiza for his DJ career.

How is Kelly written out of Coronation Street? ›

On Friday, she was taken to a disused mill and led up on to the roof, where she learned Kieron's own plan to kill her and frame her for Gary's murder. As Kieron turned his gun on her and forced her to step on to the rood edge, he told her to jump before telling his associate to push her off.

Why is Paul leaving Coronation Street? ›

Coronation Street resident Paul Foreman (played by Peter Ash) has been struggling with the recovery of his hand and recently received the news that he could have limb onset motor neurone disease. It has been confirmed that Paul will soon get an official diagnosis of MND and eventually leave the ITV soap.

What mental illness does Curtis have in Coronation Street? ›

Curtis, played by Sam Retford, suffers from factitious disorder - a serious mental disorder in which someone deceives others by appearing sick, by purposely getting sick or by self-injury - and not the serious heart condition fiancee Emma Brooker thought he was suffering from.

Who is the girl behind the bar in Coronation Street? ›

Daisy Midgeley is a fictional character from the ITV soap opera Coronation Street, played by Charlotte Jordan.

Who is the new girl Daisy in Coronation Street? ›

Charlotte Jordan Evans was born on 1 June 1995 in Chobham, Surrey.

How much does it cost to stay on Coronation Street? ›

Book a night on Coronation Street

ITV Studios, Coronation Street, as many will know, is located in the Trafford side of MediaCityUK, Greater Manchester. 'The Rovers' Annexe' sleeps a maximum of two guests and is available to book for 2 October 2021 for one night only for just £60 (fee donated to charity).

Are the houses in Coronation Street real? ›

As you learn on the tour, the majority of the Coronation Street set here at Trafford Wharf Road in Manchester is in fact a facade. That means only the exteriors (and hallways) of the properties and shops here are used for the real-life filming for the TV show.

How much does it cost for the Coronation Street tour? ›

Guide Prices
Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Admission for Two£70.00 per ticket
Adult Admission£35.00 per ticket
Child Admission (8yrs or under)£32.50 per ticket

Who are the new couple in Coronation? ›

Congratulations are in order for Coronation Street stars Sally Carman and Joe Duttine, who have confirmed they have tied the knot. The Abi Franklin and Tim Metcalfe actors first revealed their engagement in 2020, having been together since 2018.

Who is the only character to appear in the first ever Coronation Street who is still in the show as at 2009? ›

Sorted by final appearance, with the most recent first. William Roache, who plays Ken Barlow, is the only cast member to remain in the programme to this day.

Is Steve coming back to Coronation Street? ›

Coronation Street spoilers follow.

It was later revealed that the ITV series would write in Gregson's real-life injury, welcoming the actor back on set after a three-month absence. In upcoming scenes, Steve will return from his trip to Spain in a wheelchair as he has broken his ankle.

Who got married in real life from Coronation Street? ›

Coronation Street's real-life couple Sally Carman and Joe Duttine looked as cute as ever as they shared a snap from date night on Instagram. Sally, who plays Abi Franklin on the soap, tied the knot earlier this year with Joe, known as Tim Metcalfe on the ITV staple.

Are there any real life couples in Coronation Street? ›

Elle, 20, who plays Amy Barlow in the ITV soap, met fellow actor Liam Scholes on the set of Coronation Street. The couple went ' Instagram official' with their relationship last month, with romance rumours starting after the pair were spotted at Winter Wonderland in London together.

Which soap character has been married the most? ›

Steve McDonald (Simon Gregson) – 7 weddings

The Coronation Street star is soap's most-married man, with brides including Vicky Ardeen (Chloe Newsome), Karen Phillips (Suranne Jones) twice, Becky Granger (Katherine Kelly), Michelle Connor (Kym Marsh) and Tracy Barlow (Kate Ford) also twice.

Who is leaving Coronation Street after 12 years? ›

Ellie Leach - who plays Faye Windass - is leaving her role on the show in the summer, but could her exit storyline begin next week, as she's faced with her daughter Miley departing the Cobbles once more?

Is Roy leaving Corrie 2023? ›

As far as we know there are no plans for Roy to leave Coronation Street in the near future.

Why is Steve not on Coronation Street? ›

But the real reason behind it all was that actor Simon, in real-life, broke his leg in six places - and it had to be written into his Corrie scenes.

Has Ryan been replaced in Coronation Street? ›

The character was initially portrayed by actor Ben Thompson from his introduction until 8 October 2010, when the character was written out of the serial. Ryan was created by series producer Steve Frost as part of the Connor family. The character was reintroduced in 2012, with the role recast to actor Sol Heras.

Who is Ryan out of Coronation Street? ›

Ryan Prescott (born 21 January 1989) is an English actor who is currently portraying the role of Ryan Connor on the ITV soap opera Coronation Street.

Why is there a new ADI in Corrie? ›

What's happened to the original Aadi actor? Actor Zennon Ditchett, who took on the role of Aadi back in 2009, quit the soap at the end of last year to focus on his A'level studies.

Is Toy leaving Corrie? ›

As far as we know there are no plans for Roy to leave Coronation Street in the near future.

Does Ryan get caught Coronation Street? ›

Coronation Street's Ryan Connor is arrested next week after an insurance scam goes wrong.

Who is the new woman in Coronation Street? ›

Brookside legend Claire Sweeney is joining Coronation Street as the biological mother of Tyrone Dobbs (Alan Halsall) and the long-lost daughter of Evelyn Plummer (Dame Maureen Lipman).

When did Mike Baldwin leave Coronation Street? ›

The feud came to an end on-screen in 2006, when Briggs quit the role of Mike. Mike was killed-off, dying of Alzheimer's disease; he died in Ken's arms.

Who is leaving Coronation Street 2023? ›

When is Fiz Dobbs leaving? May 2023. Fiz Dobbs will be temporarily off of the cobbles as actress Jennie McAlpine has announced the wonderful news that she is expecting her third child with her husband Chris Farr.

What happened to Ryan on Coro? ›

Justin aimed to throw the acid at Daisy, stating nobody would want her after his attack - but Ryan ended up being Justin's victim. Ryan sustained life-changing injuries from the acid attack, which occurred just as he was dreaming of heading off to Ibiza for his DJ career.

Is Alya leaving Corrie? ›

Corrie spoilers confirm major cobbles exit for character with emotional farewell. Coronation Street's Alya Nazir will bid goodbye to her younger brother Zeedan Nazir next week on the ITV soap, in the wake of her horror stabbing.

Who is the pregnant girl in Coronation Street? ›

Coronation Street star Rebecca Ryan has announced she is pregnant with her first child with her husband Dan Acraman. The soap star took to Instagram on Thursday afternoon to share the good news with her followers, as she stunned in a sparkly silver dress.

Is Roy Autistic in Coronation Street? ›

His pestering of neighbour Deirdre Rachid and his unusual behaviour could be explained by Asperger syndrome—a disorder which Neilson has since attempted to portray in the character.

Is Julie Carp coming back to Corrie? ›

After seven years rocking every daring print under the sun, the actress has decided not to renew her contract with 'Corrie', and will be leaving the soap later this year.

Is Peter going out of Corrie? ›

Coronation Street has confirmed a new storyline that will see Paul Foreman diagnosed with motor neurone disease (MND) in emotional scenes, which means that actor Peter Ash will be departing the show.

Is Julie Goodyear returning to Coronation Street? ›

Fans then suspected that she would be returning to Coronation Street but this would not come to pass as in 2013, Goodyear said she would never return. As of 2022, Julie Goodyear is now 80 years old.


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