Emmerdale star Natalie Anderson has revealed the name of her baby boy.

The actress has confirmed that she named her son Freddie George James Shepherd.

Anderson, who plays the part of barmaid Alicia Gallagher on the hit TV show, gave birth to her first child on Wednesday (August 1).

Speaking to Hello, she said: "We have a beautiful baby boy born this morning and we are all doing really well."

She added: "The most important thing for both of us as parents will be making sure our child feels loved.

"We think it is important to be strict - not in a horrible way, but strict with ourselves, too, in that we don't spoil our child."

Anderson said that she plans to return to Emmerdale in the near future, while her husband James Shepherd will continue to work from home as a financial services consultant.