Coronation Street is set to broadcast a controversial storyline with soap wild child Faye Windass getting pregnant at just 12 years old, according The Sun.

The tabloid claims that Faye will become the youngest mum in the history of both Coronation Street and EastEnders when the plot screens later this year.

Faye, played by 13-year-old Ellie Leach, has been a regular on the ITV soap since 2011 and viewers have previously seen her stealing a handbag and returning home from a party drunk.

The Sun quotes a Coronation Street source: “This is bound to be a controversial storyline, but the programme has a history of handling difficult subject matters in a sensitive and considerate way.”

According to The Sun, only Channel 4 show Hollyoaks has featured a 12-year-old mum – Amber Sharpe who gave birth to Bella in 2010.

Coronation Street’s Sarah-Louise Platt had a baby at 13 in a storyline on the soap 14 years ago, while EastEnders’ young mums include Cindy Williams who is pregnant at 15.