(This post was originally posted by Flaming Nora on the Coronation Street Blog October 2017, reposted to this blog with permission.)
Ryan Thomas who played Jason Grimshaw in Coronation Street, has joined the cast of Neighbours.
Ryan will play Rafael Humphreys, a mysterious loner with dark secrets who arrives in Erinsborough looking to escape a particularly difficult chapter from his past.
“I grew up watching the show so to get the chance to join the cast is amazing. I was on holiday with my daughter when I got a call from my agent about the part. I spoke to the producer and found out more – it was very different to anything I’d played before and I can’t wait to start filming!”
Greg Barnett, commissioning editor at Channel 5, said: “With his good looks and Corrie years under his belt, Ryan is the perfect handsome devil. His arrival in Erinsborough marks the start of darker times for a particular Ramsay Street favourite – prepare to be gripped!”
Ryan will appear on screen in early 2018.
This Christmas, he'll be appearing in pantomime. Check out our list of all the ex-Corrie cast members in pantomime this year.
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