01/07/2015 03:27 BST | Updated 01/07/2015 08:59 BST

Helen Flanagan Baby: Ex 'Coronation Street' Star Shares First Photos Of Daughter Matilda Jessica (PICTURES)

Helen Flanagan and Scott Sinclair have introduced their baby daughter Matilda Jackson to the world - and isn’t she a cutie?

Former ‘Coronation Street’ star Helen and her footballer beau welcomed their first child into the world on Monday and couldn’t wait to share a few snaps of their bundle of joy on Instagram.

My everything ❤️

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The couple, who kept the sex of their first child as a surprise until her arrival, had to wait two extra weeks for little Matilda to put in an appearance, who arrived a fortnight past her due date.

Describing the newborn’s arrival as a “very exciting time”, a friend of Helen told The Sun: “Helen was hoping to have the baby naturally, but the doctors decided it was best to induce. She is exhausted but doing well.”

The man I love and our world 👸👶❤️

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The actress and reality star first announced that she was pregnant back in December, revealing she was “so excited” to become a mum for the first time.

Matilda Jessica Sinclair ❤️💗 my beautiful little girl x

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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.”

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