Coronation Street has a new family coming to the cobbles and that means fans can look forward to a bunch of brand new characters.

The Bailey family be moving into number 3 very soon and it looks like Michael Bailey is about to stir things up in Weatherfield.

So, want to find out everything about the actor who plays him? Keep reading…

Coronation Street

Who plays Michael Bailey?

Playing corrie newcomer Michael Bailey is 26-year-old actor Ryan Russell.

Originally from Holmfirth, Huddersfield, Micheal has now moved to Manchester to begin filming Coronation Street.

The actor will make his debut as Michael Bailey in June 2019.

The Bailey Family

What is his character’s storyline?

Ryan will be playing 27-year-old Michael, a wheeler and dealer who moves to the cobbles with his mum, dad and little brother James.

Relying on his cheeky-chappy charm to get by in life, it seems that Micheal is fun loving and fiercely loyal to his family.

Described as a man with big ideas and fans of the show can expect him to a have a fair few get-rich-quick schemes up his sleeve!

Has he been on TV before?


Ryan is most well known for his presenting role on children’s channel CBeebies, working alongside Rebecca Keatley and Andy Day.

He has also appeared in various TV adverts including one for Superdrug, as well as performing in various theatre productions like Othello.

Ryan Russell on Instagram

You can follow Ryan Russell on Instagram at @ryanxrussell.

He pretty much posts pics of his daily life on set, and also lots of sunny photos of his travels.

Check out his bets insta’ pics below…

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