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Emmerdale's Chris Bisson: 'Baby Gender Reveal Was The Best 40th Birthday Present'

03/08/2015 09:40 BST | Updated 02/08/2016 10:59 BST

Emmerdale star Chris Bisson has revealed that of all the presents he received on his 40th birthday, his favourite was finding out he was going to have a baby daughter.

The actor, who plays Jai Sharma in the rural soap, already has a two-and-a-half-year-old son, Harry, with his long-term girlfriend Rowena Finn.

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He told Hello! Magazine: "It was the best birthday present ever.

"For the first time I saw our baby's face and she was sleeping with her little hand behind her head, just like Harry and I do," Bisson added.

"When she said, 'You've got a little pink one,' we were ecstatic. I'd hoped, deep down, that our second child would be a girl and my wish came true."

"I'm so excited. After Harry was born, I was – and still am – totally besotted with him; I know I'll love my little daughter with all my heart, too."

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The star, who has also appeared in Coronation Street and Shameless, said he was happy to contribute to the mini-baby boom on his current show.

He said: "Everyone quipped that there must be something in the water at Emmerdale because my co-stars Charley Webb and Matthew Wolfenden are also expecting their second baby around the same time as us.

"It's certainly true that there has been a bit of a baby boom at Emmerdale recently. Natalie Anderson gave birth to her son Freddie a few months before we had Harry."

Read the full interview in Hello! Magazine, out now.

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