Coronation Street newcomer Jack Carroll at the centre of soap’s biggest 2024 storyline, reveals soap boss | The Sun

THE Sun previously revealed how Britain’s Got Talent star Jack Carroll is joining the soap as Carla’s long-lost nephew.

But now, the soap's producer Iain MacLeod has revealed that he will be at the centre of the soap’s biggest 2024 storyline.

The Coronation Street boss wanted to give a proper introduction to Jack's character on the cobbles.

He then admitted how the Britain Got Talent star is going to cause some major complications for the Underworld boss (played by Alison King)

Iain explained: "This was born from the desire not to let Carla tread water for too long. 

"So, just at the point where this world-ending decision is made on Boxing Day and she’s going ‘what does the rest of my life look like, while I’ve decided that happiness looks like this for me.’



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"Suddenly we land this huge human hand grenade in the middle of it and Jack’s Carroll’s character Bobby turns up and he’s connected to Carla in a way.

"He’s Rob Donovan’s son that Carla didn’t know existed – and here he is suddenly causing all kinds of trouble for Carla with immediate effect and basically what we wanted from Bobby’s character and from Jack was a gobby little troublemaker with a heart of gold. 

"I spoke to Jack about the part before he accepted the casting and he was just going down a mental check list of everything I was saying and going yep, tick, that’s me, and that’s me as well.

"So I think there is a really brilliant synergy between the performer and the character and he’s going to be a massive ball of energy for us and loads of fun and he’s just going to tip Carla’s life upside down in lots of very interesting ways. 

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After giving a full rundown of the purpose on why he arrives on the street, he hints at the stars big future in Weatherfield.

He explained: "And as a slightly more long range tease, he’s going to end up surprisingly in the centre of perhaps our biggest story next year which I can’t say too much about now but he's got a brilliant classically Coronation Street role to play at the start as this loveable sarcastic classic Corrie feckless male.

"Then he abruptly finds himself in the middle of this huge story next year so I’m really excited about the casting and the part and his role in the next 12 months and beyond."

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