Coronation Street's Sair Khan announces child's birth

Coronation Street star Sair Khan has announced the birth of her child.

The actor, who has played Alya Nazir in Corrie since 2014, shared the wonderful news of her son's arrival on Instagram on Wednesday (May 9).

"He's here," Sair wrote.

Sair explained in her post that the birthing process took 22 hours in total, but celebrated that her son is already "super strong and so resilient".

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"How can I describe the labour experience… it was raw and primal and I’m glad I kept an open heart and no expectations because my gosh I had NO IDEA what a ride I was in for," she wrote.

"And since then we’ve been non stop trying to figure out latches and vomit and tears all while dealing with sleep deprivation and the small issue of trying to heal my own body too. Massive respect to all the new Mama’s and Dad’s trying to get through those first few days and weeks."

She paid tribute to her partner Nathan Chilton and their "incredible support network", before adding that she wanted to get back to "the cuteness, cuddles and intoxicating new baby smell that are making it all worthwhile".

The arrival of Sair's son comes only one day after her temporary exit from Coronation Street aired on ITV1 on Wednesday (May 8).

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Alya left the cobbles to take a job placement in Dublin, though soap bosses also hinted at revisiting the character's romantic spark with Adam Barlow when she returned.

Sair and Nathan announced they were expecting a baby in December, posting at the time: "We’re so excited for the arrival of Baby Chilton in spring 2024."

Coronation Street airs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8pm on ITV1 and streams on ITVX.

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