Former Brookside star Claire Sweeney has given birth to a boy and named him after the part of Liverpool where she was born.
The baby, born on September 29 in the city’s Women’s Hospital by Caesarean section, has been named Walton.
Claire, who has also had a successful stage career, said: “My baby is beautiful and has me awake every hour breast feeding.”
The actress was joined at the hospital by the baby’s father, Daniel Riley, and her manager said: “Claire plans to stay in hospital until tomorrow so she and Daniel can rest and enjoy their newborn baby in private.”
Claire’s career also includes a stint on the Loose Women panel and an appearance in a series of Celebrity Big Brother.