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Coronation Street actor James Burrows has revealed he and girlfriend Sophie Coates have welcomed a baby daughter.

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The 27-year-old who portrays the character of Ali Neeson on the ITV soap announced he and Sophie were expecting their first child earlier this year in the form of a sweet ultrasound snap.

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Now the cobbles actor has confirmed that his little one has made an appearance, telling fans he and Sophie were enjoying some ‘baby free’ on social media.

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Giving a nod to the fact that the tot had been born, James penned: ‘Out with my beautiful girlfriend @sophie_coates baby free for a few hours while nana and grandad look after her #happyness,’ beside a snap in which he can be seen snuggling up to his beau.

Fans of the soap star were quick to shower the couple with words of congratulations, with one swooning: ‘Aww Congratulations to you both 💖👶🏻🍼,’ and another commenting: ‘Awww you two are just so adorable together. How can you be so cute?! ❤️❤️❤️❤️. Best couple in the world, fact!’

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Out with my beautiful girlfriend @sophie_coates baby free for a few hours while nana and grandad look after her ❤️#happyness

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Sophie and James have been together for three years but were forced to put their wedding plans on standby when she fell pregnant, just a month after they began trying for a baby.

Detailing how he never got round to popping the question, James explained: ‘I’d liked to have got engaged before now.’

Speaking to OK! magazine he continued: ‘I was going to ask Sophie in Australia when we were visiting my family last November but then we found out we were expecting.

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This girl though ❤️ @sophie_coates

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‘We’d only recently said we’d properly start trying. And a month later we fell pregnant.’

James went on to reveal that his fellow Corrie star Kym Marsh was the first person he broke the good news to, saying: ‘She got really excited and gave me a massive hug and said I’d be a great dad.’