Teenage Coronation Street star Alex Bain girlfriend has announced she is expecting her first child.
The 16-year-old , who plays Simon Barlow in the ITV soap, is having a baby with his girlfriend Levi Selby, who is also 16.
Levi announced the news on her Facebook page by sharing a picture of her 12-week scan.
She captioned it "December 8", seemingly revealing the due date of their child.
Her mum, Judith Calvert, excitedly shared the baby scan on her own Facebook page, telling her friends "Call me Granny Walton".
Alex has been part of the Coronation Street cast for 10 years, and won Best Young Performance at the British Soap Awards in 2011 for his portrayal of Peter Barlow’s son and Ken Barlow’s grandson.
Alex is a pupil at a school in Lancashire and is busy working towards his GCSEs.
He has reportedly been spreading the news that he’s expecting his first child around school this week.
A source told The Sun : "Alex has been telling everyone he’s going to be a father. He isn’t keeping it a secret.
"It’s hard to tell if he’s happy about it or not but he’s definitely not ashamed of it.
"But some people have been saying how young he is to be having a baby.
"It’s only happened to one other person at his school in recent years so it is pretty shocking."
Levi, who is not believed to attend the same school, has been dating the soap star since April, last year.
Levi’s friends commented on her post to tell her how excited they were to meet her baby.
One said: "OMG so excited can’t wait"
"Omg congratulations Levi, you’ll be amazing," another commented.
And another said: "Cannot wait, you’re gonna be perfect parents!!"
Levi’s Facebook page also features a string of loved-up snaps of herself and her boyfriend.
Alex grew up in Blackburn with his parents Debra and Paul. However, his character has had a much tougher upbringing.
Simon’s mum died, leaving him to be raised by alcoholic dad Peter, who is played by Chris Gascoyne.
Simon, who was adopted by his stepmum Leanne Battersby, has fallen in with a bad crowd lately and has been lashing out.
He was even involved in a mugging that landed poor Audrey Roberts in hospital.
Mirror Online has contacted Coronation Street for comment.
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