Coronation Street's Alex Bain becomes a dad at 17

4 December 2018, 08:20 | Updated: 4 December 2018, 08:23

Corrie's Alex Bain has become a dad at the age of 17
Corrie's Alex Bain has become a dad at the age of 17. Picture: ITV

The young soap star welcomed a baby girl into the world with girlfriend Levi Selby.

Coronation Street star Alex Bain has become a father at the age of 17 after his high school sweetheart, Levi Selby, gave birth to a little girl, who they've named Lydia-Rose Bain.

The actor, who plays troubled Simon Barlow in the soap, has been flooded with well wishes from fans.

His fatherhood comes just weeks after he and Levi sat their GCSE's.

Alex has been in Corrie for ten years
Alex has been in Corrie for ten years. Picture: ITV

The young couple have been dating since April last year and were both seemingly over the moon at the news they were expecting.

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Alex was forced to deny split rumours in July 2017, and confirmed the baby news by announcing: “I’m still with my girlfriend, and can’t wait to have my own little family!”

Meanwhile Levi posted an image of the 12-week scan to her Facebook page

For all those wondering, I’m still with my girlfriend Levi, and I honestly cannot wait for my little baby girl to arrive!♥️🌍👫👶🏽 I cant wait to have my own little family!♥️🌍👫👶🏽

Posted by Alex Bain on Thursday, 19 July 2018

A source told The Sun: 'They are absolutely over the moon — it’s the greatest gift they could have hoped for this Christmas.'

Alex has played Ken Barlow's grandson in Coronation Street for an impressive ten years, starting off in the soap at the young age of 7.

In 2011 he won Best Young Performance at the British Soap Awards and has since been nominated four more times.