As so often happens this days, a celebrity has taken to Twitter to announce their big news.

And a new baby certainly is big news!

Jennie McAlpine who plays Fizz in ITV’s popular soap Coronation Street used the popular social media tool to tell the world of her joy at her brand-new arrival.

Jennie and her partner Chris Farr said a big hello to their first child on Saturday, a little boy who they have named Albert.

Jennie’s happy tweet read: ““On Saturday our lives changed forever with the arrival of our baby boy Albert. Happiness and pride like never before x”

Jennie and partner Chris now have a baby son

Jennie and partner Chris now have a baby son

Jennie and Chris have been together for nine years and co-own Annie’s, a popular restaurant in Manchester’s busy city centre.

Jennie’s Corrie co-start Antony Cotton was quick to tweet his congratulations: “Waited since Saturday to share @jenniemcalpine and @ChrisFarr1’s wonderful news – baby Albert is finally here. I love him already!”

And The Street’s Kym Marsh added: “Ahhh darlin!!! I’m so so happy for you!! Love to you all xx”