Former Coronation Street actress Lucy-Jo Hudson and her husband, Coronation Street star Alan Halsall, are celebrating the birth of their first child.

Mail Online reports that the couple's daughter was born on Saturday, September 7, nine days after her due date.

Announcing the news on Twitter, Halsall, who plays Tyrone Dobbs in the soap, wrote: "Lucy-Jo & I are delighted to announce the arrival of our little girl born this morning. Mother & baby are home with a very proud Father ... Welcome #babyhalsall. (sic)"

Hudson, who married Halsall in 2009, played Katy Harris in the soap from 2002 to 2005.