Coronation Street's James Burrows has shared the first image of his newborn baby daughter.
The actor, who plays Dr Ali Neeson in the soap, welcomed his first child Betty Florence Burrows on April 25 with his partner Sophie Coates.
But James, 27, told OK! Magazine that his daughter's birth wasn't quite as smooth as the couple was hoping.
Sophie, 30, was induced due to pre-eclampsia and endured a 46-hour labour.
Consequently, Betty was born one week early and developed an infection, meaning the tot had to stay in hospital for a further 10 days.
It was quite a stressful time. I just wanted to get them both home.
"It was quite a stressful time. I just wanted to get them both home," he said.
While Sophie said: "I was induced with a hormone drip. It was 46 hours in total. It was very intense."
James recently took to Instagram to share a pic of him and Sophie enjoying a baby-free night on the town.
He said in his post: "Out with my beautiful girlfriend @sophie_coates baby free for a few hours while nana and grandad look after her #happiness."
One of his 26,700 followers responded: "I hope you enjoyed you night of freedom mate."
Another wrote: "Congrats! Hope you had a nice night."
After all the stress, James simply said him and Sophie's new arrival: "It was the best moment of my life when she arrived."
James plays Michelle Connor's biological child in Corrie, and was separated from her at birth, only recently reuniting.
He was involved in the soap's explosive episodes when drug dealer Ronan Truman was killed after a car accident left him with a stake through his body.
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