Emmerdale star Chris Bisson has revealed that his partner is pregnant with a baby girl in an exclusive interview and photoshoot with HELLO! magazine. The actor and his long-term girlfriend Rowena Finn, who already have a two-and-a-half year old son Harry, discovered they would be welcoming a daughter on his 40th birthday.
"It was the best birthday present ever," he told HELLO! "For the first time I saw our baby's face and she was sleeping with her little hand behind her head, just like Harry and I do.
"When she said, 'You've got a little pink one,' we were ecstatic. I'd hoped, deep down, that our second child would be a girl and my wish came true."
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Chris Bisson and Rowena Finn are expecting their second child
He added: "I'm so excited. After Harry was born, I was – and still am –- totally besotted with him; I know I'll love my little daughter with all my heart, too."
And the couple say that Harry cannot wait to be a big brother. "Since he started to comprehend more about what is happening, he kisses my bump every morning and night, saying, 'Good morning,' and, 'Good night,'" Rowena said. "It’s very touching."
Chris also says that the new baby joins a bit of a baby boom on the ITV soap.
"Everyone quipped that there must be something in the water at Emmerdale because my co-stars Charley Webb and Matthew Wolfenden are also expecting their second baby around the same time as us.
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"It’s certainly true that there has been a bit of a baby boom at Emmerdale recently. Natalie Anderson [who plays Alicia Metcalfe] gave birth to her son Freddie a few months before we had Harry."
Chris announced that he and Rowena were expecting their second child together with a sweet video of their son Harry in June. The youngster, who was dressed as a superhero, ran around the garden in front of a sign that read: "Every superhero needs a sidekick".
"Harry will be a big brother!" Chris tweeted. "@row_finn & I are delighted to be expecting #babyNumber2 in December. #SuperheroSidekick."
Read the full interview in HELLO! out now.