Aww congratulations to the happy couple!

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Big congratulations to Shayne Ward after he announced that he and his girlfriend Sophie Austin have a baby on the way!

The couple have been dating for about five months, and announced the news to fans on Twitter.

The Coronation Street star said: ‘After much speculation I’m overjoyed to announce that @sophieaustin1 and I are expecting our first child #blessed’

Shayne Ward

Sophie tweeted the same message from her account.

Awww! We’re super happy for those guys.

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He followed up with a message thanking fans for the support and ‘caring messages’ they’ve been sending him.

The former popstar wrote: ‘Myself & @SophieAustin1 feel So Blessed. Thank you for Such caring & lovely messages. New adventure for the 3 of us.! #Happiness #family’

Shayne Ward

Their relationship was revealed in March this year after the Hollyoaks actress split from her husband Graeme Rooney, who she was with for eight months.

Meanwhile there might be some more good news for the Shayne Ward as it’s rumoured he will feature in the new series of The X Factor as Louis Walsh‘s assistant at the Judges’ houses stage.

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Shayne had a number debut album in 2006 after winning The X Factor. After appearing on Dancing On Ice, he is now a permanent actor on Coronation Street, a part that won him an NTA earlier this year.

WATCH: Coronation Street’s Shayne Ward celebrates his victory at the NTAs!

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