Baby announcements and births are always a lovely way to start the week, so we were thrilled when we came across this happy news first thing this morning.
Chris Bisson, who plays Jai Sharma on Emmerdale and previously walked the cobbles of Coronation Street, has revealed he received the best 40th birthday present ever – a baby girl.
The actor who shares two-year-old son Harry with his partner, Rowena Finn, was hoping his second child would be a girl and said the news after the scan was “the best birthday present ever”.
“For the first time I saw our baby’s face and she was sleeping with her little hand behind her head, just like Harry and I do.
“When she said, ‘You’ve got a little pink one,’ we were ecstatic.
"I’d hoped, deep down, that our second child would be a girl and my wish came true.
“I’m so excited. After Harry was born, I was, and still am, totally besotted with him; I know I’ll love my little daughter with all my heart, too.”
There appears to be a bit of a baby boom over on the set of Emmerdale, something which hasn’t been lost on the 40-year-old.
“Everyone quipped that there must be something in the water at Emmerdale because my co-stars Charley Webb and Matthew Wolfenden are also expecting their second baby around the same time as us.
“It’s certainly true that there has been a bit of a baby boom at Emmerdale recently.”
Jai, Rowena and son, Harry announced their pregnancy news back in June with a sweet YouTube announcement.