Coronation Street’s Will Mellor exploded with joy on Instagram after his niece, Kiara made her debut on Hollyoaks as Theresa McQueen’s daughter.
Will got his first start in acting on Hollyoaks, appearing as the character Jambo in 1995.
Niece Kiara is now following in her uncle’s footsteps as she joins the cast of the show.
Unable to contain his pride, Will posted a photo of his niece on the set of the show and called back to where his career started.
He captioned: “So proud of my little niece Kiara! On Hollyoaks where it all began for me!”
Kiara’s mother Gemma also posted to celebrate.
She wrote: “Tonight my daughter made her first appearance on Hollyoaks as Kathleen Angel McQueen.
“Bursting with pride! Words can’t express!”
Will’s career following Hollyoaks saw him starring in the hit comedy Two Pints of Larger and a Packet of Crisp.
He would go on to get roles in a number of high profile productions such as the crime drama Unforgiven, police corruption series Line of Duty and small town murder show, Broadchurch.
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Will recently left Hollyoaks fans disappointed as he confirmed he would not be returning to the show.
While talking on Loraine to Christine Bleakley he spoke of being a fan himself.
He said: "I have a lot to thank Hollyoaks for where I am now and the shows I've done."
Will added: "There's an anniversary coming, sadly I won't be returning, but I have a lot to thank that show for.
"Happy anniversary, Hollyoaks, for when it comes around."
After a string of tragic deaths in the family over the last year, Will spoke out about a number of personal health issues he developed due to the stress of it all, including impaired vision.
Fans were happy to see Will in high spirits as Kiara joined the cast of Hollyoaks.
Will can be seen on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays playing the role of drug dealer Harvey on Coronation Street
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