Shayne Ward becomes a father of two

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Shayne Ward and fiancée Sophie Austin have welcomed their second child.

The former Coronation Street star and X Factor winner, 37, announced on Instagram on Thursday that they now have a brother for their five-year-old daughter Willow May.

The fact they had a boy came as a shock though, as they believed the former Hollyoaks actress would be having a girl.

"And then there were Four! 11/06/22 we had a HUGE surprise! Not a baby girl we were expecting but a beautiful baby Boy. We are so overjoyed and blessed that sir baby Ward has arrived," he wrote alongside a photo of his family's hands placed on top of one other.

Ex-Corrie co-star Kym Marsh was among those to quickly offer their congratulations.

In January, Shayne revealed he and Sophie were going to become parents for the second time - but that after trying to conceive via IVF, he thought he was to become a parent to a second girl.

"And 16 years after I appeared on The X Factor, I have a beautiful family and one on the way. I am on cloud nine. It's amazing that we're going to have another girl to add to the Ward clan," he told Hello! magazine.

The star is yet to announce his new arrival's name.

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