A BONNY baby girl from Macclesfield is playing happy families on one of the most famous streets in the world.
Swapping Craig Road for the Coronation Street cobbles, seven-month-old Amelia Caudwell has been starring in the role of cutie Holly since last year.
And proud dad Daniel says his daughter is a natural.
"She loves all the lights and the attention she gets and is a really happy baby," he said. "It's interesting for us too to watch the filming and see what's going on behind the scenes. But it's surreal to watch her on TV back at home."
Mum Suzanne, 32, a customer services manager, gave birth to Amelia - one of three babies who play Holly - at Macclesfield Hospital on August 30, 2006.
The couple, who both work at Loan Options in Wilmslow, spotted a poster looking for baby girls at the maternity unit while visiting a friend last November.
Mortgage adviser Daniel, 29, said: "They wanted girls born in August with dark hair for Coronation Street. We just thought why not give it a go, rang up and went down to Granada Studios. They got in touch the next day to tell us she had the part and we were over the moon."
Holly came into the programme on New Year's Eve when her mother, Emma, dumped her on the doorstep of Eileen Grimshaw (Sue Cleaver) claiming she was son Jason's child.
Jason, played by Ryan Thomas, refused to accept her, but Eileen took her in and her son now loves being dad to Holly with the support of girlfriend Sarah-Louise (Tina O'Brien) and her daughter Beth.
But, as in all good soaps, things do not stay this idyllic for long and Holly is set to become involved in another major storyline at the beginning of April.
Daniel and Suzanne, who were Coronation Street fans before their daughter won a starring role, say Amelia's appearance has got relatives hooked who had never even watched the long-running show. Amelia has never seen herself on the screen as it's on much later than her bedtime, but Daniel has kept all her episodes on DVD.
He added: "Ryan is brilliant with her, always bouncing her up and down in the air and playing with her. Tina O'Brien is really lovely and Sue is great too."
Suzanne and Amelia have also appeared on Coronation Street Confidential.