CORONATION Street legends Brooke Vincent and Ellie Leach look adorable as they posed together for a throwback snap.
Ellie, 21 – who plays Faye Windass in the ITV soap – took to Instagram to wish her cousin a very happy birthday with an old picture of them taken back in 2008.
Coronation Street stars Ellie Leach and Brooke Vincent look completely unrecognisable in old snapCredit: Instagram/@ellielouiseleach
The girls are cousins in real life
Ellie, who was just seven at the time, looks cuter than ever smiling next to former Sophie Webster actress Brooke in a conservatory.
The soap star rocked a white t-shirt with the words ‘I am a star’ on it, while Brooke opted for one that said ‘I love PB’.
Today marks Brooke‘s 30th birthday and Ellie wrote a very sweet caption alongside the snap.
Ellie wrote: “30 years of BLV…when looking back through all the pictures of us from over the years, this one stood out to me the most, it sums us up perfectly!
“All i’ve wanted to do since i was younger is be like you. To dress like you, to have my hair the way you have yours, to wear them 7inch platform heels you wore which i still have no idea how🤷🏽♀️ but most of all to be the kind of person you are. Kind, caring, loving, (very) funny and sometimes snappy 🤫 we wouldn’t change you for the world!
“You can tell what type of person someone is by how highly people speak of them, and i’ve never heard a bad word said about you!
“I think i’ll forever be known as Ellie, Brooke’s cousin but i will always be so proud to be that and to have you by my side through life!
“Thank you for being the best role model anyone could ever ask for, and for always looking out for and taking care of me.
“Today is all about you, which i know you’ll love!!!! I hope its your best birthday yet, you have all the love in the world and i can’t wait to celebrate with you, BLV style! I love you always and forever.
“your little mini me ❤️ sisters forever.”
Brooke took on the role Kevin and Sally Webster’s daughter Sophie in 2004.
She quit her role earlier this year.
Meanwhile Ellie has been on the soap since 2011 as Faye Windass – making them stepsisters on screen.
But in real life, the girls are cousins – and Ellie is godmother to Brooke’s son Mexx.
Brooke is also mum to son Monroe S J Bryan, who she also shares with footballer Kean Bryan.
Ellie is godmother to Brooke’s son MexxCredit: Ellielouiseleach/Instagram
Brooke played Sophie Webster in Corrie between 2004 and 2019Credit: Rex
Ellie joined Coronation Street as Faye Windass in 2011Credit: ITV
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