Michelle Connor’s son is returning to Coronation Street. The restaurant manager - who is played by actress Kym Marsh in the ITV soap - will be left shocked when her biological son Alex turns up in Weatherfield. Alex, who now goes by the name Ali, will return after he lands a job at the medical centre and will return to the cobbles for the first time since 2008. But he won't tell his mother. A source said: "Ali settles himself in Weatherfield and seems happy to make friends with everyone else but gives his mum the cold shoulder.