Exclusive: Chris Bisson introduces his baby girl Ella Rose

A new baby makes a family of four for Emmerdale star Chris Bisson and his partner Rowena Finn, who share the joy of becoming parents for the second time in an exclusive interview and photoshoot with HELLO!.

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The couple, who have a three-year-old son Harry, reveal for the first time the dramatic dash to hospital as little Ella Rose arrived far more quickly than expected.

Speaking of how they feared their five-week-old baby girl – born on 8 December - would be born en route, Chris, who plays scheming businessman Jai Sharma in the ITV soap, tells HELLO!: "Just like a scene from a film, there was this cinematic race to the hospital. She was born seven minutes later (after our arrival) after one puff of gas and air."

Doting mum Rowena, who once doubted she could ever become pregnant due to a medical condition, adds, "I was terrified. I really believed I was going to give birth in the car. If it had been rush hour, we wouldn't have made it."

The 40-year-old actor, who took paternity leave from Emmerdale just four days before Ella Rose came into the world, also reveals to HELLO! how becoming a dad has mellowed his approach to his role as an arch villain.

"I enjoy playing a baddie but since becoming a father I find some baby-related storylines challenging," he says. "When Harry was born, the plot revolved around a baby in intensive care. I've been filming another harrowing story that hasn't been revealed yet. It makes me realise how lucky I am."

To read more of the interview with Chris and Rowena, pick up the latest copy of HELLO! magazine.

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