Hollyoaks actress Jen Metcalfe gave birth to a boy yesterday with her partner Greg Lake

Hollyoaks star Jennifer Metcalfe has welcomed a son into the world with her partner, Greg Lake (pictured).

In a statement given to OK! Online, a representative for the couple said: “We are delighted to announce that our client Jennifer Metcalfe and partner Greg Lake have welcome a baby boy into the world yesterday. Mother and baby are doing fine.”

The 34-year-old actress has played Mercedes McQueen in the Channel 4 show since 2006 and has been with her boyfriend, ex Geordie Shore star Greg, for four years.

The couple has not announced the name of the baby, who was born yesterday.

According to OK, Jen said earlier this year: “No one knew I was pregnant… I’m very excited, but it’s mixed with feeling nauseous and a bit sleepy! I’ve not actually been sick, but I’ve been feeling a bit nauseous. I’ve been off my food and not quite myself.”

More news to follow.