Coronation Street: Joseph Brown and Hope Stape are twins: William Flanagan recently made his debut as Chesney Brown’s son Joseph [ITV ]
In fact, the child actors who have captured the hearts of the nation, are indeed twins.
Isabella Flanagan joined Coronation Street first when she took on the role as Fiz Brown’s eldest daughter Hope over the summer.
William Flanagan made his debut on the ITV soap when his character was brought back to Weatherfield from Portugal following Katy Armstrong’s death.
While Isabella has been given more of a speaking part over the past few weeks, William could be heard speaking for the first time during the latest episode during a conversation with Sinead Tinker after weeks of silence.
Coronation Street: Joseph Brown and Hope Stape are twins: It has been revealed that William is the brother of the actress who plays his on screen cousin Hope [ITV]
Coronation Street: Joseph Brown and Hope Stape are twins: William and Isabella are actually twins [ITV]
Sharing his pride over William’s first scene on Coronation Street at the end of November, dad Chris Flanagan tweeted: “Proud moment tonight, Will’s first scenes on Corrie and with his sister too! #Corrie #Joseph #Hope.”
However, the acting talent doesn’t stop with William and Isabella.
Following Isabella’s debut with her on-screen parents, viewers pointed out that she looked very similar to April Dingle on Emmerdale.
“Is the little girl playing Hope in #Corrie related to April in #Emmerdale in real life? because they sound EXACTLY the same @itvcorrie,” wrote one.
Coronation Street: Joseph Brown and Hope Stape are twins: Isabella made her debut on the soap in the summer [ITV]
The reports were confirmed by Chris who tweeted to his followers: “Looking forward to watching two daughters tonight rather than just the one we’ve gotten used to #soapnight #Emmerdale #Corrie.”
Shocked about the connection between the three child stars, fans were quick to share their thoughts on Twitter.
“Still blows my mind that Hope and Joseph in Corrie are the real life brother and sister of April in Emmerdale #Emmerdale #Corrie,” a fan tweeted.
Coronation Street: Joseph Brown and Hope Stape are twins: William and Isabella’s big sister plays the role of April in Emmerdale [ITV]
While another added: “Called it Joseph in #Corrie is April in #Emmerdale younger brother. Oh and apparently Hope is his twin.”
Coronation Street continues on ITV, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 7.30pm and 8.30pm.