Hollyoaks stars Emmett J Scanlan and Claire Cooper welcome second child

Former Hollyoaks stars Emmett J Scanlan and Claire Cooper have announced the birth of their second child.

Taking to Instagram, Scanlan shared the news that the couple had welcomed a baby girl along with a cute picture of his newborn baby holding his hand. He captioned the post: "3 days ago we met her…. #ScanClan".

Scanlan and Cooper, who played Brendan Brady and Jacqui McQueen in Hollyoaks, have a son named Ocean-Torin Scanlan, who is now a big brother to their new arrival.

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After sharing the news, the stars were inundated with congratulations and well wishes from fans and fellow celebrities.

Catastrophe and Pulling creator and star Sharon Horgan wrote: "Oh ma gosh. Congrats."

Scanlan's former co-star and on-screen sister Bronagh Waugh wrote: "HUGE congratulations!!!! Big BIG love to you and @claire_e_cooper."

"Oh loves!!!! How glorious!!! Huge congratulations. Sending so much love," wrote Former Coronation Street actress Catherine Tyldsley.

Their fellow Hollyoaks cast member Roxanne McKee simply left the duo a string of love heart emoji's to congratulate them on the birth, while Anna Friel wrote: "Just beautiful."

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Earlier this year Cooper announced that she was expecting her second child via an Instagram post which she captioned: "Our family is growing."

The couple, who met on the set of Hollyoaks, both left the soap in 2013, and were married two years later.

In 2019, they sadly lost a baby, an experience which Scanlan has previously opened up about on Instagram.

"July of last year we lost our baby and in the process my wife was left fighting for her life. Exactly 12 months later and after 40 hours of labour with an emergency C-Section, Ocean-Torin was born."

Hollyoaks streams first on All 4, with new episodes dropping each weekday morning. The show airs Mondays to Fridays at 6.30pm on Channel 4, and at 7pm on E4. Selected omnibus episodes are available via Prime Video.

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Sands supports anyone affected by the death of a baby. You can contact the Sands National Helpline on 0808 164 3332, or email helpline@sands.org.uk.

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