British actor Ashley Taylor Dawson is a dad again.

The Hollyoaks star, who is currently competing on hit British talent show Strictly Come Dancing, announced that his partner Karen MCKay had given birth to a son on Tuesday (01Oct13).

Taking to, he writes, "My hero karenmckay1 gave birth to our 2nd little dream Mason MAC Taylor Dawson this morning!! Thx (thanks) for all the support. We are thrilled."

The tot is the pair's second son - they welcomed Buddy MAC Taylor Dawson in March, 2011.