Ross Kemp Is A Dad For The First Time

Ross Kemp has become a dad to his first child with wife Renee O'Brien.

The former EastEnders' hardman took to Twitter to share the happy news.

The 48-year-old actor and presenter wrote: "What a day! Mum and baby doing well, Dad very proud! 6lbs 7oz, born at 10.54am. Happy boy, asleep already!"

Ross – who played Grant Mitchell – also shared two snapshots of his newborn boy.

One showed his son snuggled up in a blue blanket, while the other showed Ross as he gently cradles the as yet unnamed boy for their first selfie together.

Ross, who also has a child with ex-partner Nicola Coleman, tied the knot with Australian lawyer Renee in a secret ceremony in 2012.

The actor was previously married to News of the World and The Sun editor Rebekah Brooks. They they divorced in 2009. She has since had a daughter, Scarlett, by a surrogate.