Sol Heras quits Coronation Street
Sol Heras has quit 'Coronation Street' with his character Ryan Connor set to leave the cobbles behind to start a life as a DJ in Ibiza, Spain, after his girlfriend Katy Armstrong dumps him
Sol Heras has quit 'Coronation Street'.
The 25-year-old actor - who plays heartthrob Ryan Connor - is preparing to film his final scenes on the cobbles, but admits he'll be sad to have to say goodbye to Kym Lomas, who plays his on-screen mum Michelle Connor, because they've struck up a strong friendship on set.
He said: "Kym is one of my best friends on the show. She took me under her wing and we've become best friends.
"She's ace, we talk all the time. And with Ryan being Michelle's son there's a chance he could come back."
Sol joined the ITV soap in July 2012 after replacing Ben Thompson as Michelle's son, but only a year on he's filming his departure scenes, which will air at the end of summer.
Sol's alter-ego Ryan decides to leave Weatherfield after he is dumped by his stunning girlfriend Katy Armstrong (Georgia May Foote) and is offered a job as a DJ in Ibiza, Spain.
Sol has been the subject of verbal abuse off-screen after his loverat character destroyed Katy's relationship with Chesney Brown (Sam Aston).
He added to the Daily Star Sunday newspaper: "I get a lot of people shouting at me asking why I'm so mean to Chesney.
"Guys congratulate me on having a gorgeous girlfriend but other people moan and say I should leave her alone.
"I was on a golf course recently and the lady behind the bar refused to serve me.
"She said 'You're an a******e. I can't serve you'. She said what I'd done to Chesney and Katy was awful.
"But as an actor that's the kind of reaction you want and I've been lucky to have so many different storylines."