'Baby's here!': Coronation Street star Jack P Shepherd welcomes second child

An early Christmas present for Jack P Shepherd and his long-term love Lauren Shippey. The couple are celebrating after the arrival of their second child together.

Jack, 25, announced the happy news on Twitter on Wednesday morning. "Baby's here! Thank the Lord, a boy Reuben. 8 pound 12, Masssssive! Was born yesterday night at 22.40. Lauren and Reuben are doing fine x."

Among the first to congratulate the brand new parents was Jack's Corrie co-star Catherine Tyldesley, who tweeted, "Congrats @JackPShepherd88 and @LaurenShippey. Awesomeness :-) LOVE the name! xx."

Jack and fiancée, Lauren are already proud parents to daughter Nyla, four. The childhood sweethearts have been a couple since they were 14, and live together in Manchester.

The actor announced that they were expecting their second baby back in May. "Me and @LaurenShippey are pleased to announce we are expecting a baby," he revealed on Twitter. "We are both very happy."