Coronation Street vixen Lydia Chambers’ past connection to fellow cobblestone resident exposed? | Television & Radio | Showbiz and television
Lydia (played by Rebecca Ryan) has become part of the Coronation Street community, having struck up a friendship with Adam’s (Sam Robertson) wife Sarah Platt (Tina O’Brien) and enjoying an ill-fated romance with Daniel Osbourne (Rob Mallard) . There’s always an air of mystery surrounding her because although she seems to be playing Tina’s passionate best friend, she’s repeatedly hinted that she still has an ax to settle with her former lover. However, with that story aside, it looks like she might have a connection to young Jacob Hay (Jack Ryan) on the ITV soap, as the two relative newcomers might find themselves drawn into each other’s worlds.
The actors who play Lydia and Jacob, Rebecca and Jack, respectively, are actually brother and sister in real life and it was coincidental that they both played roles on the show at the same time.
Jack has been a part of the cast before, having been involved in Simon Barlow’s (Alex Bain) drug story early last year.
He reappeared around the same time his brother joined the program and although he hasn’t had as much airtime as her lately, he’s going to take center stage in a brand new plot. involving Amy Barlow (Elle Mulvaney).
As Jacob begins to build a relationship and leaves his days with the drug gang behind, he may find himself drawn into the murky underworld.
However, it might be Lydia who forces him back to the dark side, as it might be revealed that she was one of the main members of the drug gang he used to bid for.
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Viewers of the show know that drug lord Harvey Gaskell (Will Mellor) was the evil leader of the gang, who is currently serving time behind bars after killing Natasha Blakeman (Rachel Leskovac) in October.
Therefore, it hasn’t been shown who the new leader of his gang is and it could very well be that Lydia is the controlling person now.
Although she was busy driving to drive a wedge between Adam and Sarah, she could have controlled a massive drug empire on the fringes.
She will have allowed her employees to run the fort while she was away on personal business, but she could always be kept informed of changes, such as Jacob’s departure.
When she sees him on the cobblestones, she might find it hard not to approach him and warn him that there will be serious repercussions if he doesn’t fall back in line.
Speaking to Express.co.uk and other outlets, soap opera stars Rebecca and Jack asked if they would ever like to work together on screen.
Rebecca, who has had roles in Waterloo Road and Casualty, said of being on the show with her brother: “What a dream come true to work with him at the same time.
“It’s amazing to work with Jack! We only had one day that we went at the same time, but there will be more days as we go along.
“I feel like when he’s filming, Lydia should just be walking around in the background. I’d love a scene together,” she added.
As for whether the characters would get along, she explained, “It depends on which side of Jacob we see.”
“Lydia can be quite feisty and she can hold her own, so she wouldn’t take any c**p from her. So there could be mutual respect there,” she said, hinting that her character could be someone who could run a drug. gang.
Jack was also full of praise for his sister, as he said: “It’s honestly just beyond words [to work on the show at the same time].
“I was so eager to find out. She is my biggest inspiration.
“I wanted to be an actor and a big part of that was since she was 11, she was on TV. It’s just amazing.
“I’m biased but she’s a stunning actress and I know she’ll be a great addition to the cast. She’s a crazy acting family!”
Discussing whether their characters would get along, the young actor said: “No, she’d be like, ‘Who the hell is that guy?
“It would be so interesting to have a scene with her, but our stories don’t cross. My mom would be very proud that day.”
It looks like Lydia isn’t going anywhere as she continues to toy with Adam and Sarah, so there’s a good chance she’ll be in a storyline with Jacob.
Will he be forced back into a world of crime or will he stand up to Lydia and bring her down once and for all?
Coronation Street currently airs Mondays, Wednesdays at 7.30pm and 8.30pm and Fridays at 7.30pm for one hour on ITV.