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Corrie denies Ryan Connor 'axe'

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Ryan Connor from Coronation Street

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Coronation Street bosses have dismissed claims that teen character Ryan Connor has been axed from the soap.

Earlier today, a tabloid newspaper reported that Ryan's future in the show was uncertain as he will be leaving Weatherfield to study at a university in Scotland in October.

The leaked plot was described as "the beginning of the end" for Kym Marsh's screen son, with insiders suggesting that he would subsequently be on "the very periphery, if there at all".

However, show producers have insisted that they remain committed to Thompson's character and exploring his relationship with mum Michelle.

It is understood that Ryan will still return to Weatherfield regularly when he has university holidays.

An ITV spokesperson this morning told DS: "Ryan hasn't been axed from the show and is still very much a part of Michelle Connor's life. There are plans to see him in future episodes when he returns from university for holidays."

Thompson has been part of the Coronation Street cast since 2006. Get the Inside Soap magazine on your iPhone or iPad

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