Coronation Street bosses are targeting hospitals in their latest talent search – where they hope a new star will be born.

Posters are popping up in the Manchester area looking for a baby boy to make his acting debut in the soap in the summer.

One of Coronation Street’s biggest recent storylines has been the pregnancy of Molly Dobbs, played by Vicky Binns, following her affair with husband Tyrone’s best friend and workmate Kevin Webster.

Molly’s unborn baby survived a major car smash and viewers have been kept guessing as to the true identity of the father.

The ads, which have appeared in ante-natal wards, suggest to parents that their baby ‘could be the next Coronation Street star’ if they have white baby boy, born in June.

Bosses are looking for the newborn to take part in filming in July, adding ‘identical twins would be great’.

Twins who look exactly the same are often used as soap babies due to employment restrictions on youngsters.

A spokeswoman for Coronation Street was unable to comment on future storylines, but confirmed the posters were standard practice when looking for new babies to appear in the soap.

The show is filmed six weeks in advance of broadcast.

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