Coronation Street actress Julia Goulding has revealed she is expecting her first child.
The soap star, who has been playing the character of Shona Ramsey on the show since 2016, announced that she and husband Ben Silver are set to welcome their first baby at the end of this year.
Confirming the exciting news in the form of an adorable Instagram post, Julia, who portrays David Platts love interest on the cobbles, shared a sweet picture posing beside her hubby.
Beside the shot, which shows the pair cuddling up side by side with huge grins on their faces, the actress penned a heartfelt caption.
It reads, “Ben and I are delighted to announce that we are expecting our first baby at the end of this year! We are absolutely overjoyed and cant wait to meet our little one! #newarrival #babysilver.”
Hordes of Julias fans flooded the comment section with congratulatory words, with one swooning, “Awww this is the best news Ive heard in ages:) your going to be the most incredible mum congratulations gorgeous!! Lots of love x.”
Meanwhile, another wondered how the soon-to-be mum would continue with her acting throughout pregnancy, jokily penning: “Congratulations! Cant wait to watch for the strategic placement in your scenes once your bump grows… Unless they write it in .”