(This post was originally posted by Flaming Nora on the Coronation Street Blog December 2015, reposted to this blog with permission.)
Congratulations go to Simon Gregson, who has announced via twitter that his wife Emma Gleave has given birth.
The couple already have two children and Simon becomes a dad today for the third time.
Simon tweeted today: ""After talking to a belly for 9 months, I can now talk to a beautiful little face and know it's not Mr Hanky."
Earlier this year Simon went on a leave of absence from his work at Coronation Street for personal reasons.
His character of Steve McDonald was recently voted as top Corrie man by readers in our poll here on the Coronation Street Blog.
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