Emmerdale’s Kelvin Fletcher: ‘My little brother’s in Coronation Street’

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by Kayleigh Dray |
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Kelvin Fletcher - aka Emmerdale’s Andy Sugden - is delighted that his brother has bagged a role in Coronation Street

Corrie newcomer Brayden Fletcher left fans scratching their heads this week.

Because, even though we KNEW he was brand-new to Weatherfield, we couldn’t shake the feeling that he looked awfully familiar.

And the real-life Andy Sugden was quick to respond and confirm that there was a VERY good reason for that.

He wrote excitedly: “Who saw my little brother @Brayden_Fletch making his tv debut on @itvcorrie last night?

“He did great! Very proud!”

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Brayden Fletcher made his Corrie debut on Wednesday evening, when his character turned up at the local Weatherfield fast food shop with a friend.

The youngsters soon set about terrorising poor Chesney Brown (Sam Aston), refusing to pay for their food and knocking over the bottles of ketchup and mustard.


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Thank goodness Gemma Winter (Dolly-Rose Campbell) was there to step in and help, eh?

A fan responded to Kelvin’s post, tweeting back: “Was he one of the thugs terrorising Poor Chesney???”

And Kelvin, bless him, was STILL just as happy about it.

“Yep!” he said proudly.

He later shared an excitable video on Instagram, of himself watching his baby brother’s big moment on Corrie.

It was basically a little bit like Gogglebox, albeit with a shaky hand-held camera and a celebrity.

Check out: 13 things you didn't know about Emmerdale


Things you didn't know about Emmerdale

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Emmerdale facts

The sleepy Yorkshire village where Emmerdale is set was originally called Beckindale, but it changed it's name to Emmerdale (after the Emmerdale Farm) in 1994 after the dramatic plane crash in the village...

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Emmerdale facts

The plane crash remains one of Emmerdale's most dramatic storyline, and the episode still holds the record for the show's highest ever viewing figures, at 18.6 MILLION viewers.

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CREDIT: Channel 4

Emmerdale facts

In fact, the storyline was so prolific that it formed part of the first ever soapland crossovers, featuring on the front page of a newspaper in another 90s soap, Brookside.

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Emmerdale facts

It's the second longest running UK soap, with it's first episode airing way back on 16th of October, 1972 – just 12 years after the record holder longest running soap, Coronation Street.

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Emmerdale facts

But despite it's impressive legacy, it wasn't until 2016 that Emmerdale one the prestigious Best Soap award at the National Television Awards. The second time was this year, in 2019.

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Emmerdale facts

Shortly after it began broadcasting on British TV, Emmerdale found another home – on Swedish channel, TV2. Since 1994 it's been hosted by commercial channel TV4, and is the most watched non-news daytime TV show in Sweden.

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Emmerdale facts

The cast drink real beer when they're socialising at the village pub, The Woolpack, with around 20 gallons of the stuff being delivered to the set every week.

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Emmerdale facts

Way before their big NTA's win in 2016, Edna Birch's beloved pooch Batley was the first animal ever to win a British Soap Award, taking home "best exit" in 2002.

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Emmerdale facts

There's a real functioning National Lottery machine at the Windsor Post post office. If you ever find yourself on the official Emmerdale tour, why not try your luck?

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Emmerdale facts

Bonafide local (kind of) Mel B appeared on the soap in bit roles three times before she hit the big time with the Spice Girls as Scary Spice – once in 1993, and twice in 1994...

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Emmerdale facts

... and her sister, Danielle Brown, played an actual title character in 1998 – Paulette Lewis, arch nemesis of fellow teen Emma Cairns.

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Emmerdale facts

For the December 2006 episode Who Killed Tom King, producers filmed SIX different endings – proving they take protecting plotlines from leaking very seriously.

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Emmerdale facts

There was set to be a sensational soap cross over AFFAIRbetween an Emmerdale and Corrie cast member – but it was scrapped by bosses (boo)."Someone pitched the idea that we discover one of our characters is having an affair," Emmerdale's producer at the time Iain MacLeod."Then one day we follow them over the Pennines and they let themselves into a house on Coronation Street and we realise they're leading a double life with Gail or somebody over the hills."

Screaming “look who just popped up!”, his delight was clear for all to see - and he couldn’t keep the beam off of his face.

He captioned the reaction video as: “Nice little surprise whilst watching #Corrie.

“Even got a telling off from @littlepintsize”

Asides from the different hair colours, Kelvin and Brayden do look VERY similar, so it’s easy to see how soap fans made the connection.

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It’s not the first time we’ve seen a family soap crossover; Debbie Rush, who plays Corrie’s Anna Windass, recently revealed that her daughter had starred in EastEnders.

Responding to fans commenting on how familiar Sophie Dodd (Poppy Rush) looked, Anna said: “That's because she's @PoppyRush1 and she's my daughter!”

It’s good to see everyone’s keeping it in the family, isn’t it?

This article first appeared on Closer on 17 March 2016.

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