Ross Kemp welcomed his second son on Thursday. The BAFTA award-winning investigative journalist, who secretly married his lawyer wife Renee O'Brien in 2012, announced the happy news and shared two adorable photos on Twitter.
"What a day!" wrote Ross, who kept news of Renee's pregnancy secret until she gave birth. "Mum and baby doing well, Dad very proud! 6lbs 7oz, born at 10.54am. Happy boy, asleep already!"
Ross, who is patron of the injured military personnel charity Help for Heroes, was swiftly sent messages of congratulations from his social media fans and his post was favourited over 500 times.
Ross shared two snaps of his newborn son
Before tying the knot with Renee, Ross was in a long-term relationship with Nicola Coleman – with whom he has a young son.
From 2002 to 2009 Ross was married to Rebekah Wade, the former News of the World editor who hit headlines during the News International hone hacking scandal.
Ross, who is now known for his hard-hitting documentary series including Ross Kemp on Gangs, Ross Kemp in Afghanistan and Ross Kemp: Extreme World, rose to fame when he starred as Grant Mitchell in EastEnders.
Ross secretly wed lawyer Renee in 2012
While many stars of the BBC One soap returned to the show this year in honour of its 30th birthday, Ross admitted that he didn't have enough time to make a guest appearance.
Revealing the news to Gloucester Citizen, Ross apologetically said he was unable to reunited with Barbara Windsor, who played his on-screen mum Peggy Mitchell
"I can't join [Barbara]," he said. "It's just about space in my diary.
"Although I would never rule out going back to EastEnders," he added. "I owe it a heck of a lot. I think it's a great show."
The actor and presenter already has a young son with his ex-partner Nicola Coleman
Speaking to What's On TV, Essex-born Ross added that he was flattered viewers were keen for him to reprise his role.
"It's really good that fans would like to see Grant come back," he said. "And it's testament to me and to EastEnders that the character was so great.
"I'm really proud of the fact I was in the soap for so long and won a lot of awards voted for by the public. As much as I'd love to be there, I can't because I'm too busy."