Congratulations are in order this evening for actors Shayne Ward and Sophie Austin, with the news that they have become parents for the first time!


Coronation Street star Shayne took to Twitter to confirm that Sophie has given birth to a daughter, Willow May.


"Proud to share our incredible news. Me and Sophie had a beautiful baby girl. We are completely besotted and in love with the deepest of hearts," he wrote.



The doting new dad gushed: "Our world: Willow May Ward."


Sophie acknowledged the joyful news over on her Instagram page, sharing an adorable black-and-white photo, the caption simply reading: "Complete".


Needless to say, the couple's legion of devoted followers was delighted with the news, and it wasn't long before the congratulatory messages came rolling in.




A photo posted by Sophie Austin (@sophieaustin84) on


"What a beautiful early Christmas present for you both and the family," wrote one follower.


The couple, who began dating this year, announced their baby news back in the summer.


We are so happy for Shayne and Sophie, and we love their choice of name.




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