The onscreen son of Michelle Keegan in Brassic is set to follow in her footsteps in Coronation Street.
Nine-year-old actor Jude Riordan will appear as Nick Tilsley’s ‘secret’ son.
Who is the onscreen son of Michelle Keegan?
The Sun reports that young Jude will play Sam Blakeman.
His arrival on the scene is set to create “big problems” for Nick and partner Leanne Battersby’s relationship.
The newspaper says that the lad auditioned for the role back in February.
But, as the national lockdown took hold, the process of confirming his place in one of the UK’s biggest dramas slowed.
It wasn’t until August that the job had been confirmed.
Who is Jude Riordan?
Mum Julie told the St Helens Star: “Jude was over the moon. He loves to act and feels very comfortable on set and in that environment.
We are incredibly proud of his achievements.
“We are incredibly proud of his achievements, he’s only nine and seems to have found his love. Cast and crew are lovely and very welcoming, he’s fitted in very well. We think he will love his time on the cobbles.”
Jude began his acting career in CBBC drama, Katy, and then moved on to Sky One comedy Brassic.
There he played Michelle Keegan’s son Tyler.
What will happen to Nick in Corrie?
Viewers have seen Nick (Ben Price) and Leanne (Jane Danson) go through hell as toddler Oliver battles Mitochondrial Disease.
But on the way to hospital, Nick got a shock when he bumped into his ex, Natasha Bateman.
Natasha, who was one of Audrey Roberts’ hairdressers, was in a relationship with Nick 10 years ago before leaving the street pregnant with Sam, and Nick did not know.
Now Sam is asking about his dad.
What has Michelle Keegan been up to since Corrie?
Onscreen mum Michelle, 33, played Tina McIntyre for six years in the soap.
And life has been good ever since, with some fantastic roles.
After starring in BBC One’s Our Girl, Michelle launched her own fashion range.
She looked sensational as she modelled the clothes for very.co.uk.