Rebecca Ryan Casualty Waterloo Road

Coronation Street casts former Casualty and Waterloo Road star Rebecca Ryan

Rebecca's younger brother is currently on Corrie

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Former Casualty and Waterloo Road star Rebecca Ryan is joining Coronation Street for an upcoming plot with Adam and Sarah Barlow.

Rebecca will be playing new character Lydia.

As reported in, a Coronation Street spokesperson recently hinted at what’s to come for Sarah and Adam when Lydia makes her arrival:

“After dramatic events of 2021 you would think the residents of Britain’s favourite street would be looking for a quieter start to 2022, but although the storm clouds gathering this time are metaphorical, there may be just as much damage.

Lydia wonders if Sarah is pregnant (Credit: ITV)

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“Sarah and Adam are hoping to cement their relationship by starting a family, but when Sarah’s new friend Lydia turns out to be someone from Adam’s past, could all Sarah’s dreams turn to nightmares?”

Next week Sarah attends a meeting with Gavin and his PA, Lydia. As they strike a deal, Lydia notices Sarah is looking unwell and wonders if she might be pregnant.

When Sarah reveals to Adam she may be pregnant, he’s excited at the prospect.

What has Rebecca Ryan been in?

Rebecca Ryan played Vicki MacDonald in Waterloo Road
Rebecca played Vicki in Waterloo Road (Credit: BBC)

Rebecca Ryan is not the only member of her family to have a role in Corrie. Her younger brother, Jack James Ryan currently plays Jacob Hay in the ITV soap.

This also isn’t the first time she will be working with co-star Tina O’Brien. Rebecca played Vicki MacDonald in Waterloo Road from 2009 until 2011. Her character was friends with Bex Fisher, played by Tina.

Rebecca also played Gemma Dean in Casualty (Credit: ITV)

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Rebecca is also well-known for playing Debbie Gallagher in Shameless and Gemma Dean in Casualty.

Coronation Street isn’t the first soap Rebecca has been in. In 2006, she played Carly Hope in Emmerdale before the role was taken over by Gemma Atkinson.

She has also made appearances in Doctors as different characters.

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Coronation Street usually airs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 7.30pm and 8.30pm on ITV.

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