Sophie Powles in a floral top has announced her baby arrival

Ex-Emmerdale star Sophie Powles announces arrival and unique name of baby

Her first child

Former Emmerdale star Sophie Powles has announced the birth of her baby girl with partner Mark Waters.

The 32-year-old actress took to Instagram to reveal her happy news to followers, just two months after announcing her pregnancy.

Sophie – who played Holly Barton in the popular soap – uploaded a picture to her news feed on the social media site to make the big reveal.

The image shows her baby daughter’s tiny feet and legs in a pair of leggings as she lays on a blanket.

Sophie also revealed their stunning choice of name for their little girl in the post.

She wrote: “Nearly a month ago our little girl joined us. Marli Ocean Waters you are Magic. Photo by dad, Mark Waters.”

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And boyfriend Mark also shared the image as she displayed his pride at being a new dad.

He posted: “Marli Ocean Waters, I can’t believe I get to be your dad. I will spend the rest of my life, showing you how much I love you.  Your Mum is pretty cool too”.

Sophie revealed her pregnancy news back in June when she posed on the beach in a leopard print swimsuit proudly displaying her bump.

At the time she wrote: “And so the adventure of us three begins.”

Sophie Powles in a floral crop top and skirt on the red carpet with one hand on her hip
Sophie has welcomed her first child (Credit: Splash News)

Sophie Powles has previously opened up about feeling like a failure after she had to take a job working in a cafe as she tried to secure her next acting role.

She posted about how she had felt like a failure as she came to terms with accepting what really matters in life.

She said: “Bye High Mood Food. I moved to London a few years ago to further pursue my acting career.

“Alongside various odd acting jobs, the truth is I have spent most of my time working in a health food cafe. It felt like defeat. It felt like failure.

“To be grateful for just simply waking up and being healthy. Breaking the habit I had of thinking I will be happy when I get that acting job or that audition.

“To know that the depression and anxiety I continue to fight is only temporary. It’s so hard to even get an audition or email answered never mind an actual job.”

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She added: “But I have had the pleasure of working for Ursel Barnes who is the most inspiring woman and meet the most amazing people.

“I’m not going to lie I have definitely had a little cry when washing dishes, mopping a floor or been spoken to like crap by a customer or asked why I don’t just get an acting job? (As if I don’t think about that every day!)

“But most of the time I have been laughing and I am so very grateful.”

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