Coronation Street: Liz McDonald was seen introducing herself to the new GP completely unaware of her link to him [ITV]
Coronation Street viewers were left confused over the arrival of new trainee doctor Alex, who Liz McDonald identified as Michelle Connor’s son when she reunited with him at the surgery.
Keen to impress the medical centre’s newest recruit, Liz offered to make him a cup of tea as she entered his room to introduce herself.
However, she was given a shock when she realised that it was Michelle’s son Alex when the trainee GP turned around.
“I had no idea you were a GP. In my mind you were still in your teens,” Liz remarked recalling Alex’s age the last time she saw him.
Coronation Street: Alex made his debut on the soap as the new trainee GP at the surgery [ITV]
Coronation Street: Liz was shocked to see that the new trainee GP was Michelle’s son Alex [ITV]
“Michelle must be over the moon her son has come to work in Weatherfield,” she added.
However, Alex didn’t appear to share Liz’s excitement over Michelle when he admitted that she didn’t know about his arrival.
“Doubt it,” he answered back before he continued to comment: “She doesn’t know and we’ve not seen each other in years.”
As Liz looked on in shock, fans watching at home were left confused about Alex’s link to Michelle.
“Michelle has a son called Alex !? What? I thought he was called Ryan #confused #Corrie,” one confused viewer posted on Twitter.
Coronation Street: Alex told Liz that Michelle didn’t know he was working at the medical centre [ITV]
While another added: “Can’t remember Alex just Ryan #Corrie.”
“Who the frig is Alex?! I must have missed more episodes than I thought!! #Corrie,” a third user commented on the social networking site.
However, Alex was part of a shocking storyline when it was revealed that he was the biological son of Michelle and her partner Dean and not their son Ryan after she found out that the two boys had been swapped at birth.
The shocking storyline, which aired on TV screens in 2008 showed Alex, then played by Dario Coates, going off the rails amid the shocking news when Michelle attempted to get to know her biological son.
But after Alex’s bad behaviour, Michelle called Alex’s mum Wendy and asked to take him home – something she had told Alex that she wouldn’t do.
Coronation Street: Michelle and Ali will end up reuniting in the future [ITV]
As a result, he declared that he never wanted to see Michelle again.
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