Coronation Street star Jane Danson gave birth to her second son on Thursday, making her the fourth new parent on the soap in less than a month.

The actress, who plays troublemaker Leanne Battersby in the ITV1 soap, already has a two-year-old son, Harry, with her husband former Brookside actor Robert Beck.

According to reports in The Sun, Jane and Robert have named their little boy Alfie Sam Robert.

He is the fourth baby to arrive for a Coronation Street cast member. Alison King, who plays conniving Carla Connor, had a girl called Daisy Mae two weeks ago.

Meanwhile, co-star Jack P Shepherd, 21, bad boy David Platt in the soap, was celebrating after his fiancée Lauren Shippey gave birth to daughter Nyla Rae in the same week.

And Wanda Opalinska – factory worker Wiki Dankowska – gave birth just a few days after that to a baby boy who she named Rafal.

The births are thought to be lifting spirits on the Street after the soap was hit by three deaths earlier this month.

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