Actor may become new Corrie hunk

Jack Ryder is tipped to become Coronation Street’s new hunk when actor Rob James-Collier(Liam Connor) leaves the show.

Real-life wife Kym Ryder, 31, is already a Weatherfield lass and ex-EastEnder Jack is said to quite fancy the idea of helping her prop up the bar in the Rover’s Return.

But the role isn’t a dead cert for the 26-year-old. Hollyoaks hunk Stuart Manning (Russ Owen) and another Albert Square refugee – Strictly Come Dancing star Matt Di Angelo – are also tipped to be in the running.

‘Kim has been a huge success as Michelle and there is no reason why Jack couldn’t do the same,’ an insider tells the Daily Star.

Jack’s EastEnders character Jamie Mitchell was killed off in the BBC soap when Martin Fowler ran him over.

Gemma Stephenson