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Coronation Street cast Ryan Prescott as Ryan Connor: Four things you need to know about the actor and why you’ll definitely recognise him

Previously starring on Emmerdale, Ryan Prescott has been hired by Coronation Street to take over the role of Ryan Connor – the son of Kym Marsh’s character Michelle Connor.

Ryan will be a familiar face with soap fans, thanks to his previous role on Emmerdale and a number of other roles he's had on the small screen.

The actor’s character is set for a turbulent storyline, as Michelle Connor’s baby swap storyline is set to be revisited.

As he gets to work on his new role, here are four things you need to know about the Corrie newbie.

Emmerdale: Ryan Prescott played the role of Flynn Buchanan on the soap in 2011 [ITV]

He’s no stranger to acting

Ryan has had his fair share of acting roles over the years, from starring in film Vampire Academy, to having minor roles on shows such as The Syndicate and Casualty.

He’s also had a regular role on Doctors for the past five years as Liam Slade.

However, soap fans may recognise him from Emmerdale, where he played Flynn Buchanan – Aaron Dingle’s love interest.

Ryan Prescott in ThailandRyan Prescott has documented his travels on social media [Ryan Prescott/Instagram]

He’s well-travelled

From Ryan’s Instagram profile, it’s clear he has a passion for travelling and has documented his visits to Thailand, Amsterdam, Monaco, and most of the USA.

In 2016, he visited the refugee camps in Calais, urging people to help out when he returned.

Alongside a selfie he wrote: "Back from Calais. Got dem jungle bags…hard to leave and hard not to. We gotta change the way we see this thing and fast.

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Ryan Prescott poses with a friend in ThailandRyan Prescott has travelled most of the globe [Ryan Prescott/Instagram]

"The world is evolving so we better evolve with it or we'll tarnish and forget the very essence of who we are…and why we're here in the first place."

He is also a fan of camping in the wilderness, frequently sharing pictures from his camping adventures.

He once starred in a Coca Cola advert

In 2013, Ryan starred in Coca Cola’s TV and cinema commercial for Coke Zero, which was aired in the run up to the World Cup in Brazil.

Ryan Prescott starred in a Coke Zero advert in 2013Ryan Prescott starred in a Coke Zero advert in 2013 [Coca Cola]

Ryan Prescott received quite the reaction when he posted this pictureRyan Prescott received quite the reaction when he posted this picture [Ryan Prescott/Instagram]

He works out

Ryan left his social media followers picking their jaws up from the floor when he posted a gym selfie on Instagram.

Showing off his ripped chest and arms, the soap star wrote: "Roar cleavage and stash."

One of his friends even jokingly asked if he'd been cast in The Hulk.

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