Coronation Street favorite Elle Mulvaney has been on the cobbles most of her life.
The actress joined the ITV soap as Amy Barlow when she was just 10-years-old in 2010, taking over from Amber Chadwick.
Corrie viewers were stunned a few weeks back when the character celebrated her 18th birthday after being introduced in 2004 as a baby.
Corrie fan Julia @OffBrandHeels commented during the episode on Twitter: “I can’t believe Amy is 18 – I remember the episode when she was born.”
In real life, Elle is a similar age to her TV role, at 19-years-old.
The star is from Bury and started acting through the Carol Godby Theater Workshop, which she has attended since the age of four.
Amid Elle’s new on-screen romance with character Jacob Hay, played by Jack James Ryan, she also became ‘Instagram official’ with her real-life boyfriend, Euan Marsden.
On Valentine’s Day, the actress posted a sweet snap of the pair at her home to her thousands of followers, where they were captured sweetly gazing into each other’s eyes.
The second photo saw the pair posing for the camera in post captioned “V alentines,” with a pink heart.
Her stunning Cheshire home, where she lives with her family, features in a number of her Instagram posts, reports OK!
It boasts a grand entrance hallway, with a winding staircase.
The home’s cozy living room has comfy gray sofas – which the family’s two pet pooches, Bowie and Ziggy, make the most of.
Selfies taken in the young star’s bedroom show she has opted for a Mrs Hinch-inspired gray color palette, with a crushed velvet bed and mirrored bedside tables.
The room also features a gorgeous vintage chandelier.
Her bathroom is minimalist with chic white-tiled fittings and a backlit mirror.
Elle looks very different on her Instagram as she is often seen dressing up to head out in Manchester alongside others from Corrie’s crop of young stars.
Growing up on the soap, she has formed ‘beautiful’ bonds with her fellow co-stars.
When asked by OK! who she is closest to, Elle said: “Tanisha [Gorey, who plays Asha Alahan]Harriet [Bibby, who plays Summer Spellman] and Millie [Gibson, who plays Kelly Neelan].
“We play a little girl gang and I’m really close to them. I grew up with Tanisha, she’s been on the show just as long as I have. And Harriet and Millie have joined more recently but we all just really get along.
“We’ve got a Snapchat chat and an Instagram group so we all keep in touch.”
When asked if growing up on the show has helped them bond, she responded: “Definitely. Having Tanisha there from the beginning has just been so beautiful for us both because we’ve both experienced the same things. We all have.”
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George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.