Hollyoaks’ Claire Cooper and Emmett J. Scanlan welcome first child

After a 40 hour labour and an emergency C-section

Claire Cooper and Emmett J. Scanlan

by Alex Ross |
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Claire Cooper and Emmett J. Scanlan, who met on the set of Channel 4 soap Hollyoaks, welcomed their first child into the world over the weekend, a healthy baby boy!

Emmett, who played Brendan Brady, was the first to announce the couple's lovely news, sharing an adorable photo of his son's tiny hand, telling fans, "It’s a boy."

Claire's post was slighter most descriptive, as she endured 40 hours of labour, followed by an emergency C- section.

The star, known as Jacqui McQueen on the Channel 4 soap, wrote, "After two trips to the hospital, 40 hrs of labour and an emergency C-section our little boy arrived ❤️.

"So grateful to the entire team who supported us in all our choices at #arroweparkhospital before, during an after - it certainly got complicated in moments but then he’s a wee Scanlan how are we surprised? The #NHS team led us consistently with care and kindness and made us feel so safe & protected - thank you.

"Finally a huge thank you to our Doula Jemma @the_hypnobirthing_doula_ who kept us so strong throughout, talked endlessly with me, always giving us the opportunity to discuss all our options and being the support we so needed 🙏☺️❤️⁣

"Now I must go pinch myself - we made a tiny human ☺️ @scandalous_13."

Check out: Hollyoaks spoilers: Monday 20th July – Tuesday 21 July 2020


Hollyoaks spoilers: Brody Hudson visits Buster Smith in prison

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The week begins with Sienna telling Brody that things are still unresolved with Buster. Brody decides that enough is enough and attempts to visit his abuser in prison.

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However Buster refuses Brody's request for a prison visit – leaving Brody feeling powerless.

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Sienna decides to take his mind off things by baby-proofing the flat together.

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Elsewhere Martine tells Lisa that she thinks something is going on with Felix – but Lisa assumes she's just jealous.

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Felix asks Lisa to be his plus one to the wedding… Later Martine tells Felix she's not going anywhere until she hears the truth.

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Lisa is left devastated by Felix after he stands her up and the following day she's left distracted…

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After finally receiving a text from Felix, Lisa decides to go to his flat and seduce him.

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Elsewhere Mitchell and Scott invite their friends and family to a 'charity night' – the guests are unaware that it's actually their wedding and they have to use a code so that Walter will attend.

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Mitchell bumps into his brother and sister in the village and asks them to be his maid of honour and best man – what will Celeste Faroe and Toby Faroe say?

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Later as the celebrations are going on, they're interrupted by Walter… Scott begins to doubt whether he and Mitchell will ever be a real couple – he then decides to tell Walter about the wedding.

Past and present Hollyoaks stars were quick to comment on the couple's beautiful posts. Gemma Atkinson (Lisa Hunter) wrote, "Beautiful 🥰 Congratulations to you all mama bear! 🐻 💙."

Jorgie Porter added, "This is wonderful so happy for u both x," with Jessica Fox (Nancy Hayton) adding, "Massive congratulations - I am so happy for you xxx."

Jamie Lomas commented on Emmett's post writing, "Omg, congratulations ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️wishing you and your beautiful family all the happiness In the world 😍."

Claire's on-screen sister Jennifer Metcalfe (Mercedes McQueen) added, "Aw my goodness ❤️."

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Despite announcing the birth of their baby boy, Claire and Emmett are yet to confirm their son's name.

Meanwhile, whilst Claire and Emmett enjoy time with their son, the Irish actor is set to star alongside Normal People actor Paul Mescal in Channel 5 drama The Deceived.

Announcing the news last week, Emmett wrote, "Four part psychological thriller #TheDeceived coming soon to @channel5_tv.... Huge love and respect to everyone involved. Unforgettable experience."

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