Brooke Vincent's cousin to join Coronation Street
- Bang Showbiz
- 10 January 2011
'Coronation Street' star Brooke Vincent is ''chuffed to bits'' as her nine-year-old cousin has landed a role in the ITV1 soap
'Coronation Street' star Brooke Vincent is "chuffed to bits" after her cousin landed a role in the hit ITV1 soap.
Ellie-Louise Leach, nine, will join the cast as a foster girl in the Windass family after impressing show bosses in auditions.
Brooke - who has played Sophie Webster on the show for six years - is overjoyed for her relative and can't wait to lend a helping hand on set.
She said: "I am chuffed to bits for her. She has made me so happy.
"We are all thrilled about it and I can't wait to be with her on set to show her around."
Apart from Ellie-Louise's family connection to the show, soap bosses are confident the young actress will fit right in on set.
A source on the Manchester-based programme said: "Brooke was behind her all the way and was praying she would get the part - and after Ellie won the bosses over she couldn't contain herself.
"She was so pleased and happy for her. Ellie-Louise is made of the same stuff as Brooke, which means she'll fit in and get on well with everyone."