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Katie Fitzpatrick

Former Corrie star Rebecca Ryan shares due date as she shows off her growing bump in stunning new photos

Former Coronation Street and Shameless star Rebecca Ryan has revealed that she's just weeks away from welcoming her first child. The 31-year-old mum-to-be beamed in new photos showing off her growing bump.

Rebecca, 31, who in December announced she was expecting a baby with her husband Dan Acraman, posted stunning pictures on her Instagram. The snaps showed her smiling as she cradled and gazed lovingly at her bump wearing a black bralette top.

She typed: "Three 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."

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Corrie co-star Kimberly Hart-Simpson, who played Nicky Wheatley, replied: "Ahhh babe." And Claire Heritage gasped: "Where has that 9 months gone? Lovely pictures Becky. Hope all goes well will be thinking of you. Xxx."

Lifewithlillyandleo exclaimed: "What a perfect bump! Good luck you will be a great mum! X" and Amy Allen commented: "Omg it has gone so fast!! You will be a amazing mama."

She's just weeks away from giving birth (Rebecca Ryan/Instagram)

The actress, who played bunny boiler Lydia Chambers in the ITV soap, tied the knot with pilot Dan at Grangefields in Ashbourne, Derbyshire, in September. She wowed in a white Vera Wang gown accessorised with a large pearl headband.

"The most magical day!" she exclaimed as she posted a photo of her sensational bridal look on her Instagram. With a picture of the newlyweds holding hands she said: "I will never be over this day! Truly the most amazing day of my life!!" She captioned another post: “Husband and wife. 24.09.22 – The best day of our lives.”

Posing alongside her Christmas tree on December 29 she penned: "I thought this year couldn’t get any better after marrying the man of my dreams, but it turns out it can…" She then added: "Can’t wait to become a mummy in 2023 x" alongside a heart emoji.

Rebecca shot to fame playing Debbie Gallagher in the gritty Manchester drama Shameless from 2004. She also played pupil Vicki MacDonald in the BBC One school drama series Waterloo Road, based in Rochdale, from 2009 to 2011.

Her twisted character Lydia was part of an explosive drama in Corrie, embroiled in a stalker storyline with Adam Barlow and his wife Sarah. The gripping story, which kicked off at the end of 2021, led to a horror accident that left solicitor Adam at risk of losing his sight.

Lydia started stalking Adam after she befriended his wife Sarah and plotted to wreck their marriage. It turned out that she was acting in revenge for how badly the womaniser treated her when they dated in their university days.

In a terrifying showdown at a shopping centre in March last year, Lydia gave Adam a hard shove during a confrontation. Adam was knocked unconscious after plunging over the railings.

Doctors told his family he had suffered a bleed behind the eye and needed surgery. And as he came round from surgery they were relieved to be told that Sarah had come to visit him after threatening divorce.

But his visitor turned out to be a repentant Lydia, who was there to apologise for her behaviour. After she was caught at Adam's bedside by his estranged wife, Lydia confessed to tormenting Adam, trashing her own flat and setting it up to look like they had been having an affair. And Sarah called the police.

Then came a twist as Adam left his hospital bed and headed to the police station to make sure Lydia was freed. And after putting his legal skills to good use, he and Lydia called a truce.


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