Hollyoaks favourite Claire Cooper and her husband and former co-star Emmett J Scanlan have welcomed their first child together, a baby boy.

Irish actor Scanlan, who played Brendan Brady in the Channel 4 soap, shared the happy news on social media, writing: "It's a boy."

Knightfall star Cooper, who played Jacqui McQueen in Hollyoaks, married Scanlan in 2015.

Peaky Blinders star Scanlan also has a daughter from a previous relationship.

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