Coronation Street star Alan Halsall has announced that he and his wife, former Coronation Street actress Lucy-Jo Hudson (Katy Harris), are expecting their first child.

Writing on Twitter, Halsall, who plays Tyrone Dobbs, said: "My wife @LucyJo_Hudson & I are very excited to announce that we are expecting our 1st child. Xx We are both over the moon! Xxx."

He later added: "Wow I'm overwhelmed by your tweets..I've tried thank you all but failed miserably...just so many THANK YOU ALL so much for your support xx."

Hudson also wrote on Twitter on Tuesday: "Still receiving loads of lovely messages! Thankyou so much. It's been a day to remember, had my 12 week scan this morning #iminlove xxx."