The Hollyoaks actor is a dad again

Strictly Come Dancing star Ashley Taylor Dawson is celebrating the birth of his second son.

The actor’s girlfriend Karen McKay delivered baby Mason on Tuesday morning, nearly a week after her due date.

My hero @karenmckay1 gave birth to our 2nd little dream Mason Mac Taylor Dawson this morning!!Ashley, 31, told his Twitter fans yesterday.

Thx for all the support.We are thrilled XXX.

The couple, who are already parents to two-year-old Buddy, soon received lots of congratulatory messages from celeb pals.

Congratulations to @ashoztd and @karenmckay1 …. Exciting day,’ Ashley’s Hollyoaks co-star Jennifer Metcalfe Tweeted.

Fellow Strictly hopeful Ben Cohen added: @ashoztd @karenmckay1 Congrats to you both. Well done. See you at the weekend. B

Ashley, who has played Darren Osborne on Hollyoaks since 2007, couldn’t contain his happiness about the new arrival and shared his appreciation on Twitter.

Massive shout out to all the mummy’s in the world! You really are just unbelievable! XXX #officiallyhumbled,’ the actor Tweeted.

Really overwhelmed by everything in my life right now, including all your support on Twitter! Can’t thank you enough! So so happy XBIG LOVEX‘.

SEE PICTURES Ashley Taylor Dawson at launch of Strictly Come Dancing 2013 series

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Anna Francis