Coronation Street star Hayley Tamaddon gives birth to baby boy after being told she couldn't have children

Hayley Tamaddon
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Soap star Hayley Tamaddon has welcomed a baby boy, and shared a first glimpse of the new arrival to her Instagram.

Alongside a sweet photo of new mum Hayley Tamaddon holding the baby’s tiny hand, she wrote, ‘He’s here. He’s incredible. And we are besotted. 💖’

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It’s not yet known what Hayley has named her baby boy, who she has welcomed with her boyfriend Adrian. The newborn is the couple’s first child.

Hayley’s adorable update received hundreds of messages from followers, with Arelene Phillips writing, ‘Yesssssss. With all the love to give and get 💖💖💖".

Hollyoaks star Sophie Austin wrote, ‘The best news a huge congratulations ❤️❤️❤️".

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Fellow Coronation Street actor Daniel Brocklebank wrote, ‘Congratulations to all. Can’t wait to meet him! Xx’.

Throughout her pregnancy, Hayley shared fun updates including this one where she joked about the size of her baby bump.

In the update, she said, "If you don’t laugh... you’ll cry! 😂🙈I’m massive.. as you can see.. it’s only when I saw this photo that I actually realised just how big I was! I look like I’ve shoved a watermelon down my pants! 😂".

She then thanked her family for her baby shower, adding, "I had the best day today with my family.. they surprised me with a baby shower and it was so lovely! This last little bit is proving so tough.. but I’m counting down the days now til I meet my little boy.

"Now there’s a sentence I NEVER thought I’d ever say. 🥰😊".

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Hayley is known for her roles as Andrea Beckett in Coronation Street and Delilah Dingle in Emmerdale, and still remains close to several soap co-stars.

The 42-year-old has described her pregnancy as a ‘miracle’ after being told that she wouldn’t be able to conceive, and we’re delighted to see that mum and baby are doing well.

Hayley Tamaddon announced her pregnancy back in April, writing, ‘I’m so pleased to tell you all... I’m expecting my first child with my wonderful boyfriend Adrian!! 👶🏻 I’ve always wanted to be a mum and didn’t think I could have children.

"And now, at the ripe old age of 42 - I’M PREGNANT! And We couldn’t be happier. 💖".

Lucy Buglass
Digital Writer

Lucy Buglass is a Digital Writer for What's on TV,, and Woman&Home. After finishing her degree in Film Studies at Oxford Brookes University she moved to London to begin her career. She's passionate about entertainment and spends most of her free time watching Netflix series, BBC dramas, or going to the cinema to catch the latest film releases.