Hollyoaks and Strictly Come Dancing star Ashley Taylor Dawson has announced the birth of his second child.

Mason Mac Taylor Dawson is the second son of long time couple Ashley and Karen McKay. Their first son Buddy Mac Taylor Dawson was born in March 2011.

The Hollyoaks actor took to Twitter to break the news and to thank everyone for their support.

He is currently a contestant on Strictly Come Dancing and told Digital Spy that he is out of his comfort zone, “Everybody at Strictly is wonderful and to be part of something so huge is quite overwhelming. The dancing has been going alright, but it's a completely new ball park and I'm out of my comfort zone. I'm enjoying every minute of it, though."