Coronation Street star Charlie Condou has become a father for the second time after a female friend gave birth to his child through IVF.
The actor, who plays Marcus Dent in the ITV soap, will raise the baby boy with his boyfriend Cameron Laux and the child's biological mother Catherine Kanter.
Condou and Kanter are aleady parents to 2-year-old daughter Georgia May, who Kanter also gave birth to through IVF.
Condou announced the news of the arrival, as well as the baby's name, on Twitter, writing: "Happy Birthday Hal Condou."
The actor later added: "Thanks for all your messages. Obviously I don't know him very well yet, but he seems like a lovely bloke #HalCondou."