Coronation Street’s Sam Aston welcomes baby boy six weeks early

And revealed his adorable name

Sam and Briony Aston

by Alex Ross |
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Coronation Streetactor Sam Aston has announced he's become a dad for the first time, after his wife Briony gave birth to a healthy baby boy.

Sam, who has played the role of Chesney Brown in the popular soap since 2003, announced the couple's lovely news on social media, revealing Briony welcomed a baby boy called Sonny James Aston.

Sharing the most beautiful photo alongside their newborn son, Sam told his followers, "Welcome to the world little man. Our little ray of sunshine. Sonny James Aston 💙".

Sam's Coronation Street co-stars were quick to congratulate the couple on their lovely news. Samia Longchambon wrote, "Ahh fabulous news Sam! Congratulations to you and Briony he is beautiful 💙🥰🙏".

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Alan Halsall added, "Welcome Sonny! #Sooooo happy for you 😍😍 what a great day to be born 🦁 🙌🙌🙌".

Hayley Tamaddon then wrote, "Awww congratulations to both of you!!! ❤️❤️❤️".


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Sam and Briony announced they were expecting their first child back in June, with the popular actor revealing to OK! Magazine his relief to be expecting just the one baby with Briony, due to his on-screen character Chesney Brown being famed for caring for his quadruplets on the show.

The happy couple tied the knot in May 2019 before sharing some amazing honeymoon snaps from their trip to the Maldives.

Congratulations to Sam and Briony on the birth of their baby boy.

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