Coronation Street star Charlotte Jordan explains Daisy and Ryan's romantic twist

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Coronation Street star Charlotte Jordan has opened up about her character Daisy Midgeley and Ryan Connor's new romantic twist.

The pair will realise next week that they are developing a romantic connection, especially as she's been supporting him in the aftermath of his acid attack injuries.

Of course, Daisy is currently with Daniel Osbourne, and while Charlotte revealed that Daisy and Daniel are still "very much in love", she has been prioritising Ryan, especially as she feels guilt given the acid attack was targeted at her.

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"Daisy has brushed her own recovery on the backburner and is only focusing on Ryan’s recovery because she feels responsible for everything that he is going through," she explained.

"But Daniel, as her partner, is more concerned with how she is doing so he is being a very supportive partner. They are in the same space as they were before the acid attack and they are both very much in love but they are dealing with this horrific thing that has happened to them."

Charlotte admitted "it’s so heartbreaking that it was Ryan who became the victim of the acid attack", especially given their own romantic history, as Daisy is "aware that a year and a half ago, she ripped Ryan and Alya's relationship apart".

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"That was a very intentional thing and it was a really nasty thing for her to do so she feels like she has already ruined his life once before because Ryan and Alya’s relationship never recovered from what she did," she said.

"Although the acid attack was in no way her fault, she still feels like she has unintentionally ruined his life again and she feels responsible for his misery. It’s going to be a really tough thing for her to work through."

Addressing whether Daisy feels torn between her loyalty to Daniel and guilt over Ryan, Charlotte noted: "Daisy has a lot of plates spinning at the moment!

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"She is trying to split her time as equally as she can but ultimately Ryan and his needs are coming first and Daniel is sliding down the pecking order slightly which obviously isn’t great for their relationship but I think they can work through it."

While growing closer to Ryan, Daisy has been posing as Crystal, the DJ in Ibiza who Ryan fancies, though her decision to pretend to be her on text messages comes after the real Crystal told Daisy she was no longer interested in Ryan after the attack.

"The motivation behind her adopting this Crystal facade is a genuine one; she doesn’t want to cause Ryan any more pain," she said.

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"When Crystal says she doesn’t want anything to do with Ryan and she tells Daisy that she has to be the one to tell Ryan, Daisy doesn’t want to do this because she knows that he is already in a really negative, fragile headspace and she doesn’t want to be the person to bear even more bad news.

"Daisy’s plan is totally the wrong thing to do and it’s absolutely ridiculous but it does come from a good place."

Charlotte added: "Daisy is not doing this because she wants to cause trouble, she is doing this because she wants to give Ryan time to heal."

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In one moment, Ryan thanks Daisy for helping him before they stare at each other.

"I think, because they have both gone through this very traumatic event that no one else is able to understand, they have got this life-long bond now," Charlotte said.

"I don’t know if it is a genuine romantic connection or whether it is trauma bonding, but they do become very reliant on each other and, especially with Daisy putting off her own recovery and focusing on Ryan, she ends up really needing him in a way that she didn’t intend to.

"Daisy didn’t go looking for these feelings and they weren’t intentional, she was just trying to take care of Ryan and it sort of snowballs out of control…".

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