Emmerdale's Michelle Hardwick has given birth to her baby boy with soap boss Kate Brooks.

The 44-year-old soap star took to Instagram on Sunday to confirm the exciting news, alongside posting two cute photographs.

In the first black and white snap, Michelle is seen beaming in her hospital bed with the little boy snuggling beside her, wrapped in a towel and wearing a knitted hat.

The second photo is in colour, with the bundle of joy under a rainbow blanket as Michelle gazes down adoringly at him.

The Vanessa Woodfield actress captioned the post: "On Friday 9th October, this handsome little chap entered the world.

Emmerdale's Michelle Hardwick has given birth to her baby boy with soap boss Kate Brooks

"Edward 'Teddy' Peter Brooks we are so in love with you. #ourlittleTeddyboy,"

Unsurprisingly, Michelle's adorable social media announcement was inundated with messages of support from Emmerdale fans.

Taking to the comment section, one fan gushed: "Congratulations to you both. Hello and welcome gorgeous Teddy."

Another added: "He's perfect! Congratulations to you both. Sending so much love and cuddles."

Michelle announced the exciting news on Sunday

A third posted: "Wonderful news. He is beautiful."

While a fourth said: "OMG perfection."

Vanessa lives with her wife Kate and their dog Fred, after they moved in together two years ago.

The couple married a year ago at Graceland, when they decided to elope in America.

The couple married a year ago at Graceland when they eloped to America

Michelle recently posted a throwback snap from the big day alongside a picture of her growing bump, writing at the time: "What a difference a year makes!

"Happy 1st Wedding Anniversary to my soulmate, best friend and beautiful wife. Here’s to the next chapter Brooksy. We love you so much #fredlooksthrilled #countingdowntheweeks."

She and Kate announced that they were expecting their first child together in April.

The loved-up pair shared a photo of Michelle's bump and their beloved pooch, simply adding: "Fred's big brother duties commence in October #BabyBrooks."

Michelle has played Vanessa in Emmerdale since 2012, while Kate is a producer on the soap.

Emmerdale airs weekdays on ITV at 7pm