Does anyone remember Michelle Connor’s son? Not Ryan who, as far as we know, is enjoying a high-flying career as a DJ in Ibiza. We’re talking about Alex, ‘Chelle’s real son.
Longterm Corrie fans will know that Ryan isn’t actually Michelle’s biological son, due to a baby mix-up at the hospital when ‘Chelle gave birth.
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So what happened was Ryan grew up with Michelle and Alex grew up with the Neeson family. This all came to light when Nick Neeson tracked Ryan down and a DNA test confirmed it.
Then Ryan and Alex swapped homes (because it was apparently that simple), swapped back and it’s never been mentioned again.
But, according to a report in The Sunday People, Alex is heading back to the cobbles to see his biological mum.
Michelle will get a shock when she runs into Alex – now calling himself Ali – who is on a work placement in the Medical Centre near Coronation Street.
A source told the paper: “Ali settles himself in Weatherfield and seems happy to make friends with everyone else but gives his mum the cold shoulder.
“It looks like he might have an ulterior motive. Is Michelle set for more heartbreak?”
We’re not sure just how much more heartbreak poor Michelle can take before she actually has a breakdown, mind you.
In the past 12 months alone she’s lost her baby, discovered her hubby fathered a child with a neighbour, was stalked and almost killed by an old flame, seen her boyfriend go to prison and turn grey overnight, then watched him have a cancer scare and gamble all their assets away.
Could Michelle’s long-lost and forgotten son be the thing that tips her over the edge?
Michelle (Kym Marsh) is currently involved in a storyline where she staged a robbery on the Bistro in an attempt to get back some of the money Robert lost gambling.
She got walloped over the head by Kate – who was enjoying an illicit romp with Rana at the time – and just about got out before the police arrived.
Luckily for ‘Chelle, Kate had turned off the CCTV meaning there was no evidence of Michelle being behind the break-in when the police checked it.
Although Robert has said the insurance company will pay out, Michelle’s sister-in-law and BFF, Carla Connor, is heading back to Weatherfield in the next week and will give Robert money to help Michelle out.