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EastEnders star Michael Greco to become a first-time dad at the age of 51

The usually private actor couldn't help but share his good news!

Former EastEnders star Michael Greco has revealed is to become a first-time dad at the age of 51.

Michael – who played Beppe Di Marco in the BBC soap from 1998 to 2002 – shared the happy news on social media.

And his former EastEnders co-stars were among the first to offer him their congratulations.

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Former EastEnders star Michael Greco is set to become a first-time dad at 51 (Credit: Splash News)

What did EastEnders star Michael Greco say about his new baby?

Michael shared a picture of a black-and-white baby scan to his Instagram grid.

He revealed: “Baby Greco ❤️❤️❤️ First-time daddy at 51! Probably the greatest post I’ve ever shared.”

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Michael added: “Can’t explain how emotional it was for me to be told that I am to be a father for the very first time, with my absolute soulmate.

“I’m normally a very private person but I couldn’t help reveal my utter joy and I just want to tell the world!

Can’t explain how emotional it was for me to be told that I am to be a father for the very first time, with my absolute soulmate.

“In these devastating times that we are all facing right now, this is the best news I could ever dream of.

“My heart is full and I love you more than life itself Baby G,” he concluded.

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Who is Michael Greco’s girlfriend?

Michael is dating “soulmate” Helen Harris.

True to his word, Michael hasn’t said much about his relationship with Helen.

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They went Instagram official five months ago.

Sharing a picture of Helen, he wrote: “Took 50 years to find that special someone but she was definitely worth waiting for. My beautiful girl. I love you.”

What did Michael’s friends say about the baby news?

Former EastEnders star Tamzin Outhwaite offered her congratulations.

She said: “Whoa!!!!! That is incredible news Michael … the best news I’ve heard in ages. Congratulations.”

Emmerdale’s Natalie Anderson added: “Awwww amazing!!! Oh I’m so thrilled for you darling!! What gorgeous news.”

Lisa Faulkner also commented.

She said: “This is the best news!!!!!”

Former Brookside star Claire Sweeney also shared her love.

She said: “Omg bloody brill news so happy for you.”

Head to our Facebook page @EntertainmentDailyFix and send Michael your congratulations.