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Baby boy for Corrie star Tyldesley

Coronation Street star Catherine Tyldesley has had a baby boy.

The 31-year-old actress and her personal trainer fiance Tom Pitfield are celebrating the arrival of their first child.

Tyldesley, who plays ditsy factory worker Eva Price in the ITV soap, wrote on Twitter: "We made a wish and you came true. Welcome Alfie James Pitfield. We love you beyond words @TP_PTfitness #Besotted"

Proud father Pitfield tweeted: "Welcome to the world Son. Alfie James Pitfield. @Cath_Tyldesley you made the happiest man in the world. Thank you x"

The couple announced the pregnancy in Hello! magazine in August last year following a nine-month whirlwind romance. Pitfield propsed during a romantic holiday to Venice a few weeks later.

Tyldesley's Corrie co-stars quickly took to social media to congratulate her.

Jane Danson, who plays Leanne Tilsley, said: "Massive congrats to you both! Welcome to parenthood - it's the best thing in the world."

Antony Cotton, who plays barman Sean Tully, wrote: "Finally! Welcome to the world Alfie James Pitfield! He's a bruiser."

Former EastEnders star Michelle Collins, who played Tyldesley's onscreen mother Stella in Corrie, tweeted: "Huge Congratulations to @Cath_Tyldesley and @TP_PTfitness welcoming baby Alfie into the world! Can't wait to start dressing him!"

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