Coronation Street star Alex Bain, 16, is expecting a child with his teenage girlfriend, who is 12 weeks pregnant.

Levi Selby, also 16, announced her pregnancy on social media on Thursday afternoon with a picture of a recent ultrasound.

The Blackburn resident said her due date was December 8 and received dozens of congratulations comments in reply.

 Dad-to-be: Coronation Street star Alex Bain, 16, (left) is expecting a child with his teenage girlfriend, who is 12 weeks pregnant

 Dad-to-be: Coronation Street star Alex Bain, 16, (left) is expecting a child with his teenage girlfriend, who is 12 weeks pregnant

Alex, who has played the loveable Simon Barlow for 10 years after joining in 2008, has yet to say anything publicly about his impending fatherhood. 

However, a source close to the child star told The Sun: ‘Alex has been telling everyone he’s going to be a father. He isn’t keeping it a secret.’

‘It’s hard to tell if he’s happy about it or not but he’s definitely not ashamed of it.’  

However, the source implied it was a distraction from the GCSE Alex was studying for at his school in Lancashire.

‘Some people have been saying how young he is to be having a baby. It’s only happened to one other person at his school in recent years so it is pretty shocking,’ they said.

Girlfriend: Levi Selby, also 16, (pictured) announced her pregnancy on social media on Thursday afternoon

Girlfriend: Levi Selby, also 16, (pictured) announced her pregnancy on social media on Thursday afternoon

Girlfriend: Levi Selby, also 16, (pictured) announced her pregnancy on social media on Thursday afternoon

12 weeks pregnant: Levi posted a snap of a recent ultrasound and excitedly said her due date was December 8 

12 weeks pregnant: Levi posted a snap of a recent ultrasound and excitedly said her due date was December 8 

12 weeks pregnant: Levi posted a snap of a recent ultrasound and excitedly said her due date was December 8 

Levi’s mother Judith Calvert appeared excited to be having a grandchild, making the picture of the ultrasound her Facebook profile picture surrounded by hearts.

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The pregnancy also got a thumbs up form her aunt Tracey Adams, who replied ‘congratulations to you both’. 

Alex and Levi have been dating since last April despite attending separate schools.

MailOnline has contacted Alex’s representative and Coronation Street for comment.

Alex joined the popular ITV soap in 2008 as Peter Barlow’s son, Simon Barlow, as he was forced to live with his alcoholic father after his mother, Lucy Barlow, died. 

Silence: Alex (pictured in 2016), who has played the loveable Simon Barlow for 10 years after joining in 2008, has yet to say anything publicly about his impending fatherhood 

Silence: Alex (pictured in 2016), who has played the loveable Simon Barlow for 10 years after joining in 2008, has yet to say anything publicly about his impending fatherhood 

Silence: Alex (pictured in 2016), who has played the loveable Simon Barlow for 10 years after joining in 2008, has yet to say anything publicly about his impending fatherhood 

Cobbles legend: Alex joined the popular ITV soap in 2008 as Peter Barlow's son, Simon Barlow, as he was forced to live with his alcoholic father after his mother, Lucy Barlow, died

Cobbles legend: Alex joined the popular ITV soap in 2008 as Peter Barlow's son, Simon Barlow, as he was forced to live with his alcoholic father after his mother, Lucy Barlow, died

Cobbles legend: Alex joined the popular ITV soap in 2008 as Peter Barlow’s son, Simon Barlow, as he was forced to live with his alcoholic father after his mother, Lucy Barlow, died

The troubled character went on to be adopted by his stepmum, Leanne Battersby, but later turned abusive towards her and she was forced to report him to the police.  

While more recently, Simon has got into the wrong crowd and was discovered to be one of the members of the gang that mugged Audrey Roberts.  

The actor’s portrayal of the troubled youngster has seen him win two awards over the years – Best Young Performance at the 2011 The British Soap Awards and Best Young Performance at the 2012 Inside Soap Awards. 

Talented: The actor's portrayal of the troubled youngster has seen him win two awards over the years

Talented: The actor's portrayal of the troubled youngster has seen him win two awards over the years

Talented: The actor’s portrayal of the troubled youngster has seen him win two awards over the years



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