30/06/2015 13:16 BST | Updated 01/07/2015 05:59 BST

Helen Flanagan Gives Birth To First Baby With Footballer Boyfriend, Scott Sinclair

Helen Flanagan and Scott Sinclair have welcomed their first child into the world.

The Sun report that Helen gave birth on Monday, almost two weeks past her due date, and is currently recovering in hospital in Birmingham.

Describing the newborn’s arrival as a “very exciting time”, a friend of the former ‘Coronation Street’ actress tells the newspaper: “Helen was hoping to have the baby naturally, but the doctors decided it was best to induce. She is exhausted but doing well.”

Helen Flanagan

Helen previously claimed that she and Scott wanted to keep the baby's sex a surprise.

She first announced that she was pregnant back in December, revealing she was “so excited” to become a mum for the first time.

Helen had previously spoken about her desire to start a family with Scott, admitting in an interview last year that she and her footballer boyfriend were trying for a baby.

She said: “I’ve always wanted to be a young mum and I now feel ready. It’s something I’ve wanted for ages and Scott’s going to be a great dad. I just hope it doesn’t take me too long to get pregnant. And I’m not bothered about getting married beforehand.”

We have reached out to Helen’s representative for an official comment.

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