Katherine and husband Ryan Clark are celebrating

Former Coronation Street star Katherine Kelly is now a mummy.

The actress, 34, and her husband Ryan Clark are overjoyed to have welcomed their baby daughter Orla on Tuesday.

Katherine has given me the best gift in the world,’ says Ryan, 33, in a statement.

‘Absolutely smitten with Orla and so proud of my wife.’

Katherine – who played Becky McDonald in Corrie before leaving in 2012 – married Australian amateur boxer Ryan last August after a three-year romance.

The couple eloped to Las Vegas without even telling their families.

Since announcing their happy news earlier today, Katherine‘s fans have been sending her and Ryan their best wishes on Twitter.

‘Congratulations to you and your husband about the birth of your baby daughter Orla, lovely news and hope you are all OK:) x,’ Tweeted one.

Another wrote: ‘Congratulations to @katherine_kelly on the birth of her baby girl

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