Coronation Street and Shameless star Rebecca Ryan has shared the news that she’s welcomed a “beautiful baby girl” into the world.
The actress – who has most-recently starred as Lydia Chambers on Manchester-based soap Coronation Street, and is also known for playing Debbie Gallagher on cult-classic Channel 4 sitcom Shameless – announced back in December 2022 that she was expecting her first child with her husband Dan Acraman.
The 31-year-old, who is also known for her roles on BBC drama series’ Waterloo Road and Casualty throughout her career, shared the news of her daughter’s birth on Instagram yesterday.
She has also revealed her daughter’s name publicly for the first time.
Taking to Instagram to share the birth announcement with her over 73,000 followers, Rebecca simply wrote: “Welcome to the world my beautiful baby girl Aurora.”
In just less that 24 hours since sharing the news, Rebecca has been met with tens of thousands of likes and interactions, as well as hundreds of comments from famous faces, celebrity friends, and fans passing on their well-wishes to the new mum.
Coronation Street stars Elle Mulvaney, Mollie Gallagher, Julia Goulding, and Harriet Bibby are among some of the famous names to send their congratulations, while fellow actors Chelsea Halfpenny, Michael Stevenson, and Kimberley Hart-Simpson have also passed publicly passed on their congratulations.
“Omg, the cutest. So so happy for you,” Elle Mulvaney wrote.
“Massive congratulations,” Mollie Gallagher wrote, while Julia Goulding added: “Huge Congratulations, she’s beautiful,” and Harriet Bibby said: “Congratulations Rebecca! She is absolutely beautiful.”
Rebecca’s younger brother and fellow Coronation Street actor, Jack James Ryan, also commented to call his newborn niece his “new best mate”.
Ahead of the birth, Rebecca also took to social media a couple of weeks ago to share how excited she was for her daughter’s arrival.
She wrote on Instagram: “3 weeks till we meet you little one. I am so in love with you already. Hurry up baby, I can’t wait to see your little face and spend the rest of my life protecting and loving you with all my heart.”
Timothée Chalamet thinks the sexiest British accent is… Hull?
Hollywood A-lister Timothée Chalamet has revealed the British accents he finds sexiest, and the results are unexpected.
The 27-year-old star of Wonka said that a Hull accent is up there as one of his favourites, along with Italian and French.
How does Timothée Chalamet even know about Hull’s existence, never mind know what the accent sounds like?
The star, who rose to astronomical fame back in 2017 with his portrayal of Elio in Call Me By Your Name, and has since starred in blockbusters such as Dune and Little Woman, revealed his favourite access on the current Wonka press tour, The Hoot reports.
Chalamet appeared on LadBible TV talking to Keegan-Michael Key, where they discuss the internet’s biggest debates.
In a segment where they debate the British accent, Chalamet goes on to reveal his top three British accents… and the answers are not what you would expect.
Firstly he admits his favourite is the Hull accent, he says: “I like the Hull accent. Hull is sexy”.
We’ve never thought of the Hull accent as particularly sexy before, but we will absolutely take it.
He then goes onto say: “I like Hull, Essex is my top three, and I like a middle-aged Yorkshire accent.”
We’re not sure the difference between a Yorkshire and a middle-aged Yorkshire accent, but what Timothée wants then Timothée will get.
In the comments, one person said: “I’m from Hull and nobody in Hull likes the Hull accent lol.”
Another joked: “suddenly i have the hull accent.”
And someone else wrote: “good day to have a hull accent.”
So thank you Timmy, we’d have to say that we wholeheartedly agree and that our accent is in fact, the sexiest of them all.
Next time we’d like to see you attempt a Yorkshire accent on the big screen, because we’re sure you’d absolutely smash it.
Sir David Jason set for TV return in Only Fools and Horses documentary Christmas special
In a surprise bit of festive news, the only and only Sir David Jason is returning for an Only Fools and Horses Christmas special this December. Lovely jubbly!
The best-loved and most-watched British comedy of all time will be back on our screens in documentary form this festive season, with Del Boy himself David Jason revisiting the iconic comedy character after 20 years he last played him on screen.
While the legendary sitcom was broadcast on BBC back in the day, the highly-anticipated Only Fools doc will be airing on Channel 5 right before Christmas as a special one-off programme.
Looking back on the show’s incredible run on UK screens over seven series and the several ‘Christmas Cracker’ specials, specifically, the latest Only Fools and Horses documentary will see Jason and a number of other guests appearing to chat about the legendary show.
While it’s still unclear how many of the original cast will be appearing, Jason’s on-screen wife Tessa Peake-Jones (Raquel) is confirmed to be appearing along with other special guests including newscaster Krishnan Guru-Murthy and Bendiorm‘s Sherrie Hewson.
Sadly, a full theatrical reunion just isn’t on the cards following the deaths of Roger Lloyd Pack (Trigger), Kenneth MacDonald (Mike the Landlord) and Buster Merryfield (Uncle Albert) in the 30 years since the show ended its run.
Only Fools writer John Sullivan also sadly passed away aged 64 in 2011 and fellow co-star Nicholas Lyndhurst, a.k.a. Rodney Trotter, told Metro: “We can’t. John is no longer with us. John was the driving force of the show and we have also lost quite a few cast members now.
“I don’t think I could do it without them and I certainly couldn’t do it without John. At the risk of depressing everyone, I think the last two times I’ve seen David has been at funerals.”
Simply entitled, ‘The Story Of Only Fools And Horses At Christmas’, the 90-minute special is yet to have its broadcast date fully confirmed but you best keep your eyes peeled on the TV guide — we’ll let you know as soon we do.
Jason, 81, has only just recovered from hip surgery earlier this year, so it’ll be nice to see his familiar grin back on our screens.
Right, we’re off to binge a whole series on UK Gold.