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Tuesday 28th January 2020

Emmerdale's April is big sister to TWO Coronation Street child stars

You can really see the resemblance once you know!

Corrie child star William Flanagan is making a big impression for a little lad in his role as the new Joseph.

Back from Portugal following the sudden death of his mum Katy, Ches's son has been struggling to adapt to life in Weatherfield.

But William, six, has taken to his part like a duck to the proverbial.

And it seems that acting is in the blood - the youngster has not one but two sisters in the soap business!

Joseph has recently returned to Weatherfield (Credit: ITV)

His twin sister Isabella also stars in Coronation Street, playing Joseph's cousin Hope, having replaced the twins who originally played her this summer.

William's twin sister stars in the same soap (Credit: ITV)

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But William and Isabella's older sister Amelia is something of a comparative veteran, having been acting her socks off in Emmerdale since 2014.

The talented nine-year-old plays Marlon's daughter April.

Amelia won Best Young Actor at the 2014 Inside Soap Awards and Best Young Performer at the 2015 British Soap Awards.

She's clearly been showing her young siblings the soap ropes!

Their older sibling often steals the show as Emmerdale's April (Credit: ITV)

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Amelia has tackled some incredibly difficult storylines during her time in the Dales.

She lost her mum Donna, who died in horrific circumstances. She then almost choked to death on a sweet as Marlon's girlfriend Carly froze in horror.

Viewers often praise her talent on Twitter.

One has written:“#Emmerdale what a cracking little actor April is outshines a lot of the older ones."

Another posted: “Amelia Flanagan so young yet so brilliant #Emmerdale #AprilWindsor.”

A third said: “Oh my goodness, what an amazing actress young April is in #Emmerdale.”

Looks like it runs in the family, too!