Coronation Street’s James Burrows exclusively introduces newborn baby Betty with girlfriend Sophie Coates following gruelling 46 hour labour and ten-day hospital stay

Coronation Street actor James Burrows has exclusively introduced his beautiful newborn baby girl to the world with long-term girlfriend Sophie Coates.

The overjoyed couple revealed their gorgeous little one in an exclusive OK! magazine shoot, where they unveiled her name to be Betty Florence Burrows following her birth on April 25.

But it wasn’t the smoothest arrival for their first-born – as the pair opened up on the gruelling 46 hour labour, with Sophie, 30, being induced due to suffering from pre-eclampsia.

Not only that, but baby Betty, who weighed 6lb 3oz, had an infection and the pair were kept in hospital for ten days.

Dr Ali Neeson actor James, 27, said: “It was quite a stressful time. I just wanted to get them both home.”

Speaking about the birth, Sophie revealed their daughter was born a week early.

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She said: “Towards the end of my pregnancy I got pre-eclampsia so I was induced in the end. I was in and out of hospital from 30 weeks anyway, as they were checking me for high blood pressure, and then the final time I went in they told me it had developed into pre-eclampsia.

“I was told to come back the following day at 6pm. Pre-eclampsia affects the function of the placenta so if that stops working properly it affects the baby’s growth, so it was safe to induce me.

“I was induced with a hormone drip. It was 46 hours in total. It was very intense.”

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However, now the duo are happier than ever with their new arrival – and are excited to finally be a family together at home.

James added: “It was the best moment of my life when she arrived.”

Read the full interview with James and Sophie only in this week’s OK! magazine, out nationwide on Tuesday.

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