Britain’s Got Talent’s Jack Carroll is joining Coronation Street

Jack, who has cerebral palsy, reached the final of BGT aged just 14, but missed out on the top spot in 2013 when shadow theater group Attraction were crowned winners.

The Pride of Britain winner will play Carla Barlow’s nephew Bobby, the son of her brother Rob Donovan.

Jack reportedly began filming the soap this week and will be joining in Corrie “Out of the blue” gives Carla quite a shock when she finds out about her new family member shortly after Christmas.

Britain’s Got Talent star Jack Carroll makes a “shocking” appearance on Corrie

Bobby’s father Rob is currently in prison serving a life sentence for the murder of Tina McIntyre, played by Michelle Keegan.

He only recently found out that he has a son, but hasn’t told his sister Carla about him.

Bobby’s character was described as “a lively chip from the old school, with the gift of talk and an eye for the ladies,” according to the statement Digital spy.

Speaking about his Weatherfield debut on X (formerly Twitter), Jack said: “I am excited and honored to play a part in the history of this cultural institution Coronation Street.

“I hope Bobby brings viewers lots of laughs, in the style of some of the street’s classic comedy characters.”

His followers and friends alike were thrilled with his latest role, with one replying to his tweet: “Mate this is epic. I’m just over the bridge and I’ll come visit you! Carla’s nephew, right? GET THE FACTORY!”

“Awwww, congratulations. Carla & Bobby will be the new comedy double of the cobblestones“wrote another.

This supporter wrote: “I wanted to say that you don’t normally watch Corrie but now that you’re going you’ll know lol.”

Jack has also appeared on many TV shows including Live At the Apollo, Saturday Night at the London Palladium and Jason Manford’s Funny Old Week.

He most recently wrote and starred in the BBC comedy Mobility, which tells the story of three students who ride together on a mobility bus on their first day of sixth form.

His previous acting credits include CBBC’s Ministry of Curious Stuff, Doctors and the feature film Eaten By Lions.

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