Coronation Street’s Ben Thompson is unrecognisable from his days playing Ryan Connor as he quits fame for music career

CORONATION Street’s Ben Thompson is unrecognisable from his days playing Ryan Connor as he quits fame for a music career.

Ben played Ryan – son of Kym Marsh's character Michelle Connor – in the ITV soap from 2006 to 2010.

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While Ryan then returned to Weatherfield in 2012 with actor Sol Heras in the role, Ben turned his attention to other projects.

After appearing in 2015’s Fungus the Bogeyman, Ben has turned his attention to music and has launched himself as a Frank Sinatra-style tribute act.

Ben, 29, is available for weddings, parties and holiday camp performances.

As well as Rack Pack-style crooning, Ben also performs other musical-genres including acoustic and BritPop.

Meanwhile, Ryan is now played by Ryan Prescott, the third actor to portray the character in Coronation Street.

Sol – who replaced Ben – left the soap in 2013 after a little more than a year.

Ryan then returned to the Cobbles in 2018 with actor Ryan in the role.

His latest storyline has seen him split from Alya Nazir after being seduced by gold digger Daisy Midgeley.

However, she has now set her sights on Daniel Osbourne and his fortune, leading her to dump Ryan.



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