British actress Jennie Mcalpine is a new mum.

The Coronation Street star welcomed a son with boyfriend Chris Farr on Saturday (29Nov14).

Announcing the happy news on Twitter.com on Monday (01Dec14), she wrote, "On Saturday our lives changed forever with the arrival of our baby boy Albert. Happiness and pride like never before".

This is the first child for MCAlpine. She announced her pregnancy in May (14).