Shayne Ward and his girlfriend Sophie Austin have welcomed a baby girl.

The Coronation Street star and Tina and Bobby actress Sophie revealed in a sweet Twitter post that they were now proud parents to daughter Willow.

The 32-year-old hunk posted a note from Sophie on Saturday afternoon, reading: ‘Proud to share our incredible news. Me and Sophie had a beautiful baby girl.

‘We are completely besotted and in love with the deepest of hearts. Our world. Willow May Ward.’

Sair Khan, who stars as Alya Nazir in the ITV soap, offered the couple her well wishes, writing: ‘CONGRATULATIONS!!! Over the moon for you!’.

And Richard Hawley (Johnny Connor) added: ‘amazing!! Congratulations! So happy for you all! Welcome Willow! Lots and lots of love! X’

The former X Factor winner, who emerged victorious on series two of the singing competition, has seen his relationship with Sophie move at a rapid pace.

Sophie and Shayne went public when they started dating in March, several months after her split from husband Graeme Rooney.

The brunette and fellow actor Graeme wed in July 2015, but had called it quits by the end of the year.

Sophie revealed in a statement at the time: ‘Very sadly, my husband and I separated a little while ago.

‘The breakdown of any long-term relationship is always difficult and this is no exception.’

Congratulations to the happy couple.