Coronation Street star reveals his brother has a secret role on the soap leaving fans stunned

CORONATION Street fans have been left stunned after discovering star Jude Riordan’s brother has a secret role on the soap.

The actor – who plays Nick Tilsley’s son Sam Blakeman in the ITV soap – has become a fan favourite after joining the soap more than a year ago.

Sam’s mum Natasha was brutally killed last year leaving Sam to be raised by his father.

Viewers have watched him recently become a chess prodigy with the help of Roy Cropper.

And in last night’s episode he entered a chess tournament in the Bistro and faced off against other teen opponents. 

There was joy all round as Nick proudly watched his son beat another player called Oscar.

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However actor Jude’s parents have revealed the opponent Oscar isn’t a stranger – instead he was played by someone very close to Jude.

They revealed that Oscar was played by Jude’s elder brother Zach.

They posted: "When it was bring your Brother to work day. 

“Sam smashed Oscar out of the bistro. BEST DAY so far @itvcorrie #bubblebrothers #samvoscar #corrie."

Corrie fans were stunned by the reveal.

One wrote:  "Ah wow it was your brother that's amazing."

A second said: "Love it."

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Another added: "So glad Sam won yippee! Didn't realise that was your brother how cool is that taken your brother to work."

A fourth said: "That's so lovely."

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