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Emmerdale stars Laura Norton and Mark Jordan welcome first baby

The couple are proud parents to a little boy

Gemma Strong

Congratulations to Laura Norton and Mark Jordan, who have welcomed a beautiful baby boy into the world.

The Emmerdale couple announced their happy news on Instagram, revealing their newborn’s name and sharing the sweet first photos.

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New mum Laura, 37, wrote: "So, on Friday Jan 29th at 1.30am we managed to bring this little champ into the world. It was the most incredible, surreal experience I have ever had and probably ever will and my tiny mind is blown.

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"He is perfect and we're all so happy to welcome him to the fam. Jesse Jordan we're all head over heels IN LOVE with you. @daddyjordan you were the BEST birthing partner would absolutely not be in one piece without you and @roh_birthcentre are amazing! All the girls but espesh Amy our midwife who is some sort of superhero."

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Mark, 56, shared his own announcement with fans on social media, writing: "So proud to announce that on Friday 29th Jan at 1.30am @laura_norts gave birth to our beautiful baby boy. Weighing 8lb 10oz, both returned home that day.

"Huge thank you to the wonderful midwifes @roh_birthcentre. Welcome to the world Jesse Jordan."

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The proud new parents were quickly inundated with messages of congratulations from their fans and famous friends.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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"I'm so late to the Jesse Instagram party. Obsessed since 29/01/21," joked fellow Emmerdale star Charley Webb, while Hayley Tamaddon wrote: "So so happy for you!" along with three love heart emojis.

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Gemma Atkinson, who played Carly Hope on the soap from 2015 until 2017, added: "Oh Laura he's beautiful!!! Congratulations to you all! Such lovely news! Xx."

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Laura – best known for playing Kerry Wyatt on the ITV soap - and Mark first met back in 2014 when he joined the cast of Emmerdale as Daz Spencer, and they started dating a short time later.

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They announced their engagement in June 2018 after a romantic holiday in Spain and confirmed their pregnancy news in August last year.

Mark is also a father to Joseph, 22, and Poppy, 19, with his ex-wife Siobhan Finneran.

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