I agree that Ryan has settled in as a character, and Ryan Prescott the actor is pretty good as well, so I think one that can take more meaty stuff a series and when. But please don't turn him into another unbelievable bad boy like Gary W!
lol I put Jefferies hoping people would realise it wasn't Steve's Vicky. I wasn't keen on Vicky Jeffries to be honest, why they need to bring her back ive no idea. There are many characters that are very underused in Corrie, for example Paula and Moira. Moira hasn't even appeared since the start of the year, even with the disruption due to Covid 19 it would have been over a 4 month gap on screen. Paula has only appeared a few times and as we have Adam and Imran plus Todd possibly returning is she even needed when a character needs a lawyer. The actress now has a guest part in Casualty which makes me wonder if she will return to Corrie.
Paula and Moria were both underused before this year however, but perhaps that's just intentional and they are not meant to be regular characters. Yes the increase in the cast members has always been to do with more episodes per week but neighbours seems to have a cast of around 20 regulars if that and is on 5 days a week.