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Coronation Street SPOILER: Mount Pleasant actor James Burrows joins show as Michelle Connor’s biological son

Watch out, Weatherfield, here comes trouble

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Mount Pleasant star James Burrows is reportedly joining Corrie according to The Sun Online.

It’s been rumoured for a while now that Michelle Connor’s biological son, Alex Neeson, would be making a shock return to the cobbles later this year – but Corrie have remained tight-lipped about the exact details surrounding his arrival.

Actor James Burrows has reportedly joined the Corrie cast (Credit: Instagram @jburrowsactor)

The Sun Online have revealed that the actor, who played Denty in the Sky comedy series, Mount Pleasant, has already begun filming for his new role.

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The website has also reported that James landed the role after impressing bosses with his work on shows like BBC One thriller Prey, Safe House, and Love, Lies and Records.

The actor will play Michelle Connor’s son (Credit: Instagram @jburrowsactor)

Michelle, who is played by Kym Marsh, is set to be shocked when her estranged son arrives in her home town – particularly as he’s not told her he is moving there.

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It’s been ten years since Michelle discovered her son was swapped at birth (Credit: ITV)

Alex, who the website claim now goes by the name Ali, will apparently get a job at the local medical centre – but he will keep his new role a secret.

It’s been ten years since Michelle discovered that Ryan, the son she had raised, had actually been accidentally swapped at birth thanks to a hospital mix up.

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Michelle has an estranged relationship with her son (Credit: ITV)

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

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Is there more heartache in store for Michelle? (Credit: ITV)

However, Alex will have an “ulterior motive” for his return which doesn’t bode well for Michelle.

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With the heartbreaking year Michelle had last year following her horrific miscarriage and supporting boyfriend Robert Preston as he battles testicular cancer, can Michelle take much more drama?

Coronation Street continues on Monday at 7.30 and 8.30 on ITV. 

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