Coronation Street casts Britain's Got Talent star as Carla Barlow's nephew

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Coronation Street bosses have cast Britain's Got Talent star Jack Carroll as Carla Barlow's nephew.

The comedian and actor, who is best known for being runner-up on the seventh series of the ITV talent show, has landed the role of Rob Donovan's son Bobby.

Jack started filming on the cobbles this week, ahead of making his first appearance this festive season.

jack carroll as bobby in coronation street, a young man stands with a walking aid and smiles, he wears glasses and a blue and white striped top

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Set to turn up out of the blue shortly after Christmas, Carla is shocked to find out she has a new family member. Bobby's dad Rob is currently serving a life sentence in prison for the murder of Tina McIntyre (Michelle Keegan) and only recently found out he has a son, leaving sister Carla in the dark.

Described as "a livewire chip off the old block, with the gift of the gab and an eye for the ladies," Bobby is sure to ruffle some feathers in Weatherfield as he plans on sticking around longer than his Aunty Carla intends.

As Jack began filming, he spoke of how excited he was to join the Corrie family, saying: "I'm delighted and honoured to be playing a part in the history of the cultural institution that is Coronation Street. I hope Bobby brings viewers a lot of laughs in the vein of some of the street's classic comedy characters."

bobby and carla in coronation street, a behind the scenes of filming as a woman and young man with walking aid stroll down the street

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After rising to fame on BGT in 2013 at just 14 years old, Jack has since made a name for himself in comedy and, more recently, acting. He has appeared on the iconic Live At the Apollo, as well as Saturday Night at the London Palladium and Jason Manford's Funny Old Week.

Jack's acting endeavours have seen him appear in CBBC's Ministry of Curious Stuff, Doctors and the feature film Eaten By Lions.

Most recently, he wrote and starred in the BBC's latest comedy short film Mobility, which focused on three students who share a ride on a mobility bus on their first day of sixth form.

Coronation Street airs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8pm on ITV1 and streams on ITVX.

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