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Former Hollyoaks star Sarah Jayne Dunn welcomes first baby with boyfriend Jonathan Smith

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Congratulations to Sarah Jayne Dunn and her actor boyfriend Jonathan Smith – the couple have become first-time parents. The actress, who is best known for playing Mandy Richardson on-off on Hollyoaks, announced her big news on Instagram.

Sharing a photo of a sign that read 'It's a boy' Sarah wrote: "Our gorgeous little man arrived safe & well on 7th August. We're in love."

In the lead-up to the birth, Sarah gave fans updates about her pregnancy. Showing off her large bump in another Instagram snap, she posted: "BUMP!!!! This was a week ago, I'm not sure I can expand my belly anymore #pregnancy#thirdtrimester #38weeks."


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Sarah Jayne Dunn and Jonathan Smith have welcomed a baby boy

The soap screen star also tweeted a local curry house, showing that she was using some traditional remedies to induce labour. "Round 2 @mughli #getthisbabyout #hothotcurry," she wrote.

Sarah, 34, also shared a photo of her baby's new nursery, which featured the letter lights "POM", leading many to suspect that they could stand for her son's initials.

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"Our gorgeous little man arrived safe & well on 7th August," Sarah revealed

The actress announced her pregnancy in March by sharing a photo of her small bump. She also tweeted: "We are excited & thrilled to become mummy and daddy."

Sarah is a trained make-up artist and runs a beauty salon in Manchester but fans will recognise her from her acting days in Hollyoaks.

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This is the first child for the actress

She starred as Mandy Richardson, making her on-screen debut in 1996, and was involved in dramatic storylines such as the suicide of her brother Lewis and her on-off relationship with Tony Hutchinson, played by Nick Pickard, before the couple married.

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