By Nadia Mendoza
Last updated at 10:42 AM on 13th January 2012
It’s shaping up to be quite the month for a celebrity baby boom.
Coronation Street actor Charlie Condou, who plays Marcus Dent in the ITV1 soap, welcomed his second child into the world on Wednesday.
Female friend Catherine Kanter, who gave birth to a baby boy, has played the fairy godmother by undergoing IVF to conceive with the gay star.
Charlie, 39, announced the good news on Twitter, simply writing: ‘Happy Birthday Hal Condou’.
He then joked: ‘Thanks for all your messages. Obviously I don’t know him very well yet, but he seems like a lovely bloke #HalCondou’.
Beyonce and Jay-Z welcomed their first child Blue Ivy into the world on January 7, while Michelle Heaton and Hugh Hanley became parents to Faith Michelle Hanley on Wednesday; the same day as Charlie.
The former Casualty and Peak Practice star is already father to two-year-old daughter Georgia Mae, whom he brings up with Catherine, the girl’s biological mother, and his boyfriend Cameron Laux.
Family life: Charlie and Canadian boyfriend Dr Cameron Laux already have two-year-old daughter Georgia Mae
Fellow Corrie beauty Kym Marsh initially revealed that her co-star Charlie was expecting back in July.
Coundou confirmed the news online, saying: ‘I’m having another baby! Can’t wait, though it took me ages to get my figure back last time.’
Art imitates life for Charlie, who has a same-sex relationship with Antony Cotton in the fictional town of Weatherfield.
Sacha Parkinson, who left the show last month after her lesbian wedding ended in disaster, has already tweeted her support.
The blonde teenager wrote: ‘@Charliecondou yayyyyyyy congratulations you hunkydunkkkk! Lots of love to the family, :)! See you soonnnn x’
Former Hear’Say singer Marsh also sent her love, saying: ‘Welcome to the world Hal Condou!!! Congratulations Charlie you are a fab daddy and I’m very proud of you both xxx’