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Miracle twin babies land Casualty acting roles after being given just 5 PER CENT chance of survival

10:15 Jan 6 2015 Port Talbot, Neath Port Talbot, Wales, United Kingdom


Miracle twin babies land Casualty acting roles after being given just 5 PER CENT chance of survival
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Twin sisters who were hailed as medical miracles when they were born have become tiny actors - landing roles in hospital drama Casualty.

Lily and Darcy Ellis were given just a 5% chance of survival after being diagnosed with twin to twin transfusion syndrome while in the womb.

Mum Rachel, from Port Talbot, South Wales, underwent surgery at 18 weeks and against all the odds they were born fit and healthy.

She enrolled the pair with a local talent agency and now they have landed the perfect gig - on the hit BBC medical drama.

Lily and Darcy, now aged 10 months, will play the same child - a baby belonging to a homeless family - in the New Year episode of Casualty.

The show’s delighted director has described the brave identical twins as the “best babies” he has ever worked with.

Rachel said: “I can’t wait to see them on TV. They are my little miracles.

“I’m so proud of them for landing a role in such a big show.”

The mother-of-three added: “They are both playing the same role, they would take different scenes, like they do a lot with babies in filming.

“It was amazing when they were filming, they seemed to get into character straight away.

“The director came up to me and said they were the best babies he’d ever worked with, so that was nice as well.

“All the Casualty cast kept coming into their dressing room to see them because they’re so cute.”

Twin transfusion syndrome is a disease of the placenta that affects identical twin pregnancies.

The shared placenta contains abnormal blood vessels, which connect the umbilical cords and circulations of the twins.
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