Sam Aston and wife baby

Coronation Street star Sam Aston and wife Briony welcome baby

Six weeks early!

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Coronation Street star Sam Aston and his wife Briony have welcomed a baby boy into the world – six weeks before his due date.

The Coronation Street actor, who plays father-of-five Chesney Brown, took to Instagram to share a picture of their little one, who weighed 5lbs 7oz when he was born, and revealed they have named their bundle of joy Sonny.

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Coronation Street star Sam Aston and wife Briony have welcomed their first baby (Credit: ITV)

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He wrote: “Welcome to the world little man. Our little ray of sunshine.

“Sonny James Aston (sic)”

Yoga teacher Briony revealed little Sonny was born six weeks early on August 11th.

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Welcome to the world little man. Our little ray of sunshine. Sonny James Aston 💙

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She shared the same picture, and added the caption: “Sonny Aston

“He calmly entered our world 6 weeks early on 11.08.20 at 5lbs 7oz and we couldn’t be more in love (sic)”

Several of Sam’s ‘Corrie’ co-stars congratulated him and Briony on Sonny’s birth.

Samia Longchambon (Maria Connor) wrote: “Ahh fabulous news Sam! Congratulations to you and Briony he is beautiful (sic)”

Tanisha Gorey (Asha Alahan) posted: “How amazing, congratulations to you both!! (sic)”

Alan Halsall – who plays Tyrone Dobbs – joked August 11th is a “great day to be born”, as it happens to also be his birthday.

Sam and Briony became parents six weeks early (Credit: Splash)

He wrote: “Welcome Sonny!

“Sooooo happy for you. what a great day to be born (sic)”

Jane Danson (Leanne Battersby) shared: “Aw Sam congratulations to you both , he’s beautiful x (sic)”

The couple announced in May they were to be parents for the first time, and in June the 27-year-old soap star revealed they were expecting a baby boy.

He said: “We’re having a boy! It was a massive surprise when we found out, as there are loads of girls in our families, so we were adamant we were having a girl.”

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