The actress is expecting her first child

Former Coronation Street star Katherine Kelly has announced that she’s pregnant with her first child.

The happy news comes just weeks after the actress eloped with long-term boyfriend Ryan Clark, 33, in Las Vegas.

Ryan & I are overjoyed to announce that we are expecting a baby! Feeling very blessed!’ Katherine, 33, told her Twitter followers over the weekend.

Several celeb pals have congratulated the couple, with Corrie’s Brooke Vincent Tweeting: @katherine_kelly omg!!!!!!! Congratulations

EastEnders star Jo Joyner posted: @katherine_kelly Congratulations! Didn’t take long! It’s going to be fantastic, enjoy every second xx

Katherine – who played Becky McDonald in Corrie before leaving in 2012 – has been with Australian amateur boxer Ryan for three years.

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