Coronation Street's Sam Blakeman aka Jude Riordan
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Coronation Street star Jude Riordan reveals his brother has joined him on the soap

He was Sam's chess opponent last night

Coronation Street star Jude Riordan has revealed his brother was in last night’s cobbles outing.

Jude, who plays Sam Blakeman on Corrie, was full of pride as his sibling, Zach appeared in an episode on Wednesday April 6.

And fans couldn’t believe it!

Coronation Street Nick proudly watches Sam play chess
Sam beat his chess opponent (Credit: ITV)

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Who was Sam’s chess opponent

Sam has been taking part in a child’s chess tournament after Nick agreed he could continue playing.

Nick had tried to get Sam to stop his lessons with Roy, believing Sam needed to engage with children his own age.

However, it seems the competition was the perfect way to combine both.

As Sam eyed up his opponent, he was met with the silent Oscar.

Oscar didn’t say much, or anything at all, in fact!

Nick commented that Oscar was “intense” and Sam revealed he was listening to a mindfulness app ahead of their game. Oscar soon took off his headphones and sat down, ready to begin.

Sam managed to beat him.

Oscar was not happy at the loss and stomped off.

But for Sam, it means reaching the final and he has to face Jalena, who the other parents call the silent assassin!

Can he win?

Jude Riordan's brother Zach appeared in Coronation Street
Jude Riordan’s brother, Zach, was in the show last night (Credit: ITV)

Jude Riordan’s brother on Coronation Street

Oscar was played by Zach Riordan, Jude’s brother.

The actor revealed on Twitter he had brought his brother to work!

He also posted a series of snaps on his Instagram Stories insisting to disbelieving fans Oscar really was his brother.

Jude said: “Yes he really is my brother in real life – can you not tell with the stomping off?!”

Jude Riordan's brother appeared on Coronation Street last night
Jude was excited to show his brother around (Credit: Instagram/Jude Riordan)

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Fans thrilled by Jude’s brother

Viewers at home were shocked to find out it was Jude’s brother.

However, they thought it was really cool!

“Didn’t realise that was your real brother,” exclaimed one.

“Wow how lovely… Fab having a scene together,” said someone else.

Another added: “Wait…that’s your brother?”

“Didn’t realise that was your brother, how cool,” said a third.

Coronation Street usually airs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8pm on ITV.

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