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Suranne Jones and husband Laurence Akers welcome first child

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March 13, 2016
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Suranne Jones has become a mum for the first time! The Doctor Foster actress and her husband Laurence Akers welcomed their baby boy two months after revealing she was pregnant at the National Television Awards.

The 37-year-old's rep confirmed the news, saying: "Suranne and Laurence were delighted to welcome their son into the world last week."

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Suranne and Laurence welcomed a little boy

The brunette beauty hinted at the birth of her son in a pre-recorded video during the Broadcasting Press Guild Awards on Friday night.

Accepting the best actress prize for her role in the BBC1 drama, she said: "Sorry I can't be there but I have a good excuse."

The TV star first announced her pregnancy when she arrived at the National Television Awards on 20 January. She proudly posed with her hands cradling her tummy as she confirmed the exciting news to reporters.

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The actress won Best Drama Performance for Doctor Foster

Suranne was accompanied to the event by her husband Laurence, the editor of Nikon Pro magazine. The sweet couple tied the knot in London in private after a whirlwind six month romance, and Suranne shared their excitement at welcoming their first child.

"We have been married nearly a year and a half now and what a wonderful way to kind of move our marriage on," she told the Mirror. "We're dying to celebrate the new arrival."

Suranne's pregnancy wasn't the only cause for celebration that evening; she won the award for Best Drama Performance for Doctor Foster, and the BBC series was also named Best New Drama.

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Suranne and Bertie Carvel play husband and wife in Doctor Foster

The first series of the show told the story of Doctor Gemma Foster as she discovers that her husband Simon is cheating on her with a younger woman. It was recently commissioned for a second series, and Suranne has confirmed that most of the original cast are coming back.

"I can't say much, only that most of the original cast are returning. It's not going to be a whole new ball game, it's a continuation of Gemma and Simon's story, but it's a different stage in their life," she told the TV Times.

"It was so successful, I just wondered what the hook would be to keep people coming back to this relationship. Then I went out for dinner with (writer) Mike and the team and they told me what they had planned. I thought it sounded great, and actually like something we haven't explored in a couple before."

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