Jack James Ryan of Coronation Street replies to rumors of a co-star dating

Jack James Ryan of Coronation Street replies to rumors of a co-star dating ...

Jack James Ryan, who plays Ella Mulvaney on Coronation Street, has dismissed rumors that he is dating his co-star. Mulvaney

Jack returned to the cobbles earlier this year as Jacob Hay, and his character has since remained in a relationship with Amy Barlow, played by Elle.

Jack admitted that he and Elle are just friends off-screen during a Q&A with followers on Instagram Stories. After revealing that quite a few fans had asked if he and Elle were dating.

"I've already got a few of these so...SHE WISHES," Jack said of the two co-stars on a night out together. Nah, it's just jokes, we're just really good friends.

"It's like a sister to me," she added. "PS, if you haven't voted for us yet in the Inside Soap Awards, where have you been?!?"

At the annual awards show, Jack and Elle are nominated in the best romantic category.

After being diagnosed in his teens, Jack talked about surviving testicular cancer.

Jack said that after discovering a lump and having it examined by his GP, he was referred to hospital. The actor then had surgery to remove his left testicle and undergo chemo.

"I was really lucky," he said. "The doctors assumed I'd literally discovered the lump within the week that it grew. That was why I didn't need much treatment afterwards. From finding the lump to being on the operating table took only two weeks."

Jack went on to state that he received counselling after the experience, mainly because he was "struggling with my body image" after receiving treatment and didn't feel able to date anyone.

Me & My Left Ball, a play about his cancer experience, he described as a "real grieving event."

Coronation Street airs on ITV Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 8pm, and it also streams on the ITV Hub.

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