Coronation Street’s Ellie Leach reveals emotional way cousin Brooke Vincent asked her to be son Mexx’s godmother

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Ellie Leach has opened up on the emotional moment when her cousin Brooke Vincent asked her to be godmother to her son Mexx.

Brooke, 28, gave birth to her and boyfriend Kean Bryan's first child together in October 2019, and has since revealed she is expecting their second child.

The Coronation Street star's cousin — who stars alongside her on the hit ITV soap — is godmother to Brooke's firstborn and has now revealed how she was asked to take on the role.

Ellie, 19, who plays Faye Windass on the show, appeared on Lorraine on Tuesday morning to discuss her currently storyline, which has seen her character hand herself into the police after attacking Adam Barlow.

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But the Scottish host couldn't resist asking Ellie about her famous cousin, with the actress spilling all on how she found out she would be Mexx's godmother.

Ellie said: "I am Mexx's godmother, yeah, [Brooke] asked me on… she bought me a little bracelet, and on the inside it says 'Auntie Elle, will you be my godmother?'

"She gave it to me on Christmas Day last year… not the Christmas just gone, the Christmas before. Literally, I couldn't stop crying. I was like, 'Oh my God,' I couldn't believe it."


However, she went on to reveal that she hasn't been able to see Mexx a lot as he was just five months old when the country was plunged into lockdown last March.

Lorraine said: "You won't have seen the little one because of this whole lockdown situation, it's very difficult for us all to see the people that we love."

The brunette beauty replied: "I know, I've hardly seen him, and he's grown up so much since the last time I've saw him.

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"But hopefully we'll get over this soon and everything will be back to normal," she continued.

Last week, Ellie's cousin Brooke revealed that she is expecting a second baby boy with her footballer beau.

When an Instagram follower asked if she will be finding out the baby's gender, Brooke confirmed she is expecting another son.

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She explained: "We never found out with Mexx & this time we just said why not. To be honest I’ve enjoyed both pregnancy’s with having found out and not [sic].

"It's nice to know I'm having a boy and he will be so close in age to Mexx hopefully they will be little besties," alongside a love heart emoji.

Lorraine airs weekdays at 9am on ITV.

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