ITV Coronation Street star Sair Khan gives birth days after soap exit

Sair Khan - who plays Alya Nazir on Coronation Street - has welcomed her first child, a baby boy, as she opened up about the first few days of motherhood
Sair Khan has welcomed her first child -Credit:No credit

Coronation Street's Sair Khan, who plays Alya Nazir on the ITV soap, has announced the arrival of her first child just days after leaving the show. The actress took to Instagram to share the joyous news that she and partner Nathan Chilton have welcomed a baby boy.

The couple couldn't be happier with their new bundle of joy. Posting some adorable snaps of the trio, she penned: "He's here! Okay, when I said 'Spring awakening' in my last post I didn't mean 'keep' me awake. The new parent zombie look is definitely a thing isn't it. More importantly our little boy is just marvellous. Very serious and curious about the world. He's super strong and so resilient for joining me on the absolute rollercoaster that was our 22 hours of labour."

Sair Khan's partner Nathan with their baby boy
Sair Khan's partner Nathan with their baby boy -Credit:Instagram

Sair confessed that her birth plan didn't go as expected, adding: "We didn't quite get the birth I'd hoped for but that's okay (two birth pools, no water birth). How can I describe the labour experience... it was raw and primal and I'm glad I kept an open heart and no expectations because my gosh I had NO IDEA what a ride I was in for. And since then we've been non stop trying to figure out latches and vomit and tears all while dealing with sleep deprivation and the small issue of trying to heal my own body too. Massive respect to all the new Mama's and Dad's trying to get through those first few days and weeks," reports the Mirror.

The Corrie star previously teased she wanted a water birth
The Corrie star previously teased she wanted a water birth -Credit:sairkhan/instagram

Sair has been singing the praises of her partner Nathan and their families for their unwavering support during the early days of her journey into motherhood.

"Somehow we're off the starting blocks and I'm so unbelievably grateful for our healthy baby, for Nathan and the for the incredible support network around us for their patience, generosity and late night voice notes that have kept me going. Anyone else ever felt like there's a DJ beat coming from your breast pump at 3am or is that what delirium is?!" she shared in her heartfelt post.

Sair's character Ayla Nazir only recently left Coronation Street, quietly departing the cobbles in a taxi with only her gran Yasmeen waving her off. She's off to Dublin for a six month work placement with Fabian's law firm, even though the show has teased a possible romance with former boss Adam Barlow. Of course, that storyline could be picked up again in a few months when Sair returns to the soap.