Coronation Street fans are set to see a new face arrive on the cobbles as Britain’s Got Talent (BGT) comedian Jack Carroll joins the cast.

Jack, who has cerebral palsy made the final of BGT when he was just 14 years old but missed out on the top spot in 2013 when shadow theatre group Attraction was crowned winners.

The Pride of Britain winner will play Carla Barlow’s nephew Bobby, the son of her brother Rob Donovan.

Jack reportedly began filming on the soap this week and will turn up on Corrie “out of the blue” giving Carla quite the shock as she finds out about her new family member just after Christmas.

Britain's Got Talent star Jack Carroll to make 'shocking' arrival on Corrie

Bobby's dad Rob is currently in prison, serving a life sentence for the murder of Tina McIntyre who was played by Michelle Keegan.

He only recently found out he has a son but hasn’t told his sister Carla about him.

Bobby’s character has been described as "a livewire chip off the old block, with the gift of the gab and an eye for the ladies," according to Digital Spy.

Speaking about his Weatherfield debut on X (formerly Twitter), Jack said: “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."

His followers and friends were equally delighted about his latest role, as one replied to his tweet: “Mate, this is epic. I am just over the bridge so will be coming to see you! Carla’s nephew eh? GET THAT FACTORY!”

“Awwww congratulations. Carla & Bobby will be the new comedy double act of the cobbles,” wrote another.

This supporter posted: “Meant to say don't normally watch corrie, but will now that your going to be on it lol.”

Jack has also appeared in many TV shows, bringing his comedy to Live At the Apollo, Saturday Night at the London Palladium and Jason Manford's Funny Old Week.

Most recently, he wrote and featured in the BBC's comedy short film Mobility, which told the story of three students who ride together on a mobility bus on their first day of sixth form.

His previous acting credits include CBBC's Ministry of Curious Stuff, Doctors and feature film Eaten By Lions.