Corrie Hope star’s life with co-star brother and Emmerdale actress sister

Hope Stape has been causing trouble on Coronation Street over the past few years after making her debut back in 2010.

She is the daughter of Fiz and John Stape and was born three months early during the tram crash.

And actress Isabella Flanagan has certainly made her mark on the cobbles as she continues to dazzle audiences as one of the youngest cast members on the soap.

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But fans may not know that the talented young actress also has two famous soap star siblings.

Isabella’s twin brother William plays Hope's cousin Joseph on the soap, while their older sister Amelia has starred as April Windsor in Emmerdale since 2014.

The trio are taking the soap world by storm but have a faced a few hiccups along the way, including soap award rivalry and “heated” debates about which soap will perform better. Let’s take a look at Hope star Isabell’s life on-screen with siblings…

Co-star twin brother

Corrie fans might have noticed the strong resemblance between Isabella’s character Hope and her on-screen cousin Joseph Brown on the famous cobbles.

That’s because the two are actually twins in real life! Isabella’s brother is young actor William Flanagan, and it’s clear the pair are very close behind the scenes.

Isabella opened up about what it is like acting with her brother and said that some of her most enjoyable scenes this year were with him.

"I liked the storyline with my brother, where I kidnapped him and hid him in my attic. I work with my brother a lot, but not as much as I'd like to," she told Inside Soap.

The twins’ proud dad Chris Flanagan previously took to Twitter to share his excitement at them being on the soap together.

He tweeted: “Proud moment tonight, Will’s first scenes on Corrie and with his sister too!”

Isabella and William have both played their characters since 2017 and are regularly seen filming together.

Dad Chris also tweeted a behind the scenes picture of them both to celebrate their birthday.

He wrote: “Happy Birthday to these little legends, 11 years old today! Been a busy week but we will celebrate tonight!!”

Rival soap star sister

As well as starring alongside her twin brother on Coronation Street, Isabella’s claim to fame expands into a rival soap, with her older sister Amelia Flanagan currently starring in ITV soap Emmerdale.

14-year-old Amelia plays Marlon Dingle's daughter April Windsor on the popular soap having joined the cast in March 2014.

She’s proved to be a huge success and snagged the award for Best Young Actor at the Inside Soap Awards and Best Young Performer at the 2015 British Soap Awards.

Isabella recently opened up to Inside Soap about her home life and revealed that the siblings have a great relationship, but in the battle of the soaps it can sometimes get "heated".

Speaking about their rival nominations for an Inside Soap Award this year, which saw them compete in the same category, she said it felt "really good" as it is the first award nomination she has ever received.

"I always felt left out as my sister has won so many awards," she revealed.

"So it's nice to finally be nominated."

"But we always support each other and run lines together. We have a really great bond," she added.

Isabella also revealed that during awards season the debates between the siblings at home can get quite "heated".

"There are so many debates at home whenever there are awards ceremonies. Me and my brother are Team Corrie and my sister is obviously team Emmerdale, so it does get a bit heated sometimes!" she said.

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