Doctor Foster star Suranne Jones is celebrating the birth of her baby boy.

Suranne, 37, only revealed a couple of months ago that she and husband Laurence Akers were expecting their first child, after marrying in August 2015.

She confirmed that they had become parents last week, after she missed the Broadcasting Press Guild Awards on March 12.

According to The Sun, Suranne revealed her baby news in a pre-recorded video to accept the Best Actress award for Doctor Foster.

“Sorry I can’t be there but I have a good excuse,” she told the audience.





Suranne with husband Laurence at the National Television Awards in January

 

In a statement to the Mirror, Suranne’s representative said: “Suranne and Laurence were delighted to welcome their son into the world last week.”

It was at another awards ceremony – the National Television Awards in January, where she won Best Drama Performance for Doctor Foster – that Suranne announced her pregnancy. Pointing to her tummy, she told the crowd, “Yeah, I’m pregnant.”

Suranne is due to start filming series 2 of Doctor Foster in September.