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Thursday 9th July 2020

Coronation Street's Julia Goulding announces birth of first child

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Actress Julia Goulding, who plays Shona Ramsey in Coronation Street, has welcomed her first child with husband Ben Silver.

The actress announced the news today, sharing a photograph taken of her and Ben the day before their tot arrived.

She was then in the early stages of labour!

She captioned the post: "Thank you to the lovely couple in the park who took this picture for us.

"Taken as I was in early labour on my due date. The next day Ben and I welcomed our baby son into the world.

"Franklin Wolf Silver born on 30/11/19. He’s changed our lives for the better in every way.

"I feel like I’ve known him my whole life.

Julia announced she was pregnant back in May and last month, Corrie actress Jane Danson, who plays Leanne Battersby, confirmed her co-star was on maternity leave.

Julia and Ben got married this year (Credit: ITV)

Julia and Ben got married in front of Corrie pals in a secret ceremony at the beginning of the year.

Julia's character Shona also got married this year.

Shona's fiancé David Platt came out of prison and on the day he was released they got married.

But with Julia now taking a break from the soap, what does this mean for her character?

David and Shona recently got married (Credit: ITV)

It looks as tpough the Platt family will get caught up in the drama between Derek Milligan and Gary Windass.

With a Winter Wonderland attraction set up in Weatherfield, Shona wants to make her husband's birthday extra special after all that they have been through this year.

She arranges a treasure hunt with herself as the prize, but the clues lead David and his family to the Winter Wonderland - where Derek and his gun are heading.

Show boss Iain Macleod explained where he was taking the David and Shona plot to ED! at a press conference this week.

It sounds like it's going to be a dramatic Christmas for the Platts (Credit: ITV)

"Events of Christmas Day precipitate a really heartbreaking and serious story for the Platts, more specifically for David and Shona," he revealed.

"We sat down recently and realised David Platt's never cheated on any of his romantic partners, I hasten to add he's not really going to this time either, but their relationship is sorely and severely challenged across the whole of next year.

"The beginnings of that will be in top gear across the first month or two."

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