WHILE he struggles with his self-image, Ryan Connor is doing all he can to put his acid attack behind him.
Thankfully, a new character rocks up Coronation Street and romance is in the air for the waiter played by Ryan Prescott.
Ryan Connor is slowly getting over his acid attack
But a comment about his appearance leaves him reeling
And Leanne Battersby takes his defence
Life in the cobbles is slowly getting back to normal for Ryan Connor, particularly after Justin Rutherford was found guilty for his horrific crime.
But when he realised Daisy Midgeley (Charlotte Jordan) was catfishing him and impersonating his Ibiza love interest Crystal, Ryan was left down in the dumps.
In scenes airing next week on ITV, Ryan decides it’s time for him to move forward as he confides in Carla Connor (Alison King) he should return to work.
Yet due to his scars, Ryan dreads being in the public eye.
Later on, Daisy tries to make conversation with him but a bitter Ryan makes out he’s already back at the Bistro, insisting she can forget all about him.
Leanne Battersby (Jane Danson) agrees to let Ryan come back to work but things get out of hand.
A customer complains about Ryan’s facial scars, prompting Leanne to leap to his defence, claiming he’s a hero.
Having caught the end of her outburst, Ryan hurries out.
Leanne agrees Ryan can work behind the scenes till he feels more confident and suggests he starts by sorting out a new wine contract.
Ryan flirts with the supplier, Rose, on the phone in a bid to obtain a good deal.
But when Rose reveals she’s checked out his socials and wonders if he’s still single, Ryan’s thrown, especially when Leanne thanks him for securing such a great deal.
Are things finally looking up for Ryan?
Coronation Street airs every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8pm on ITV.
Ryan was away from work as he recovered from his acid attack
And Daisy Midgeley didn’t make it any easier for him