February 13, 2009 01:00 PM

Nick Sadler/Startraks

It’s a boy for Coronation Street actress Wanda Opalinska, and a girl for Coronation Street actor Jack P. Shephard! The co-stars celebrated the births of their children less than 24 hours apart on Thursday and Friday, according to the BBC. Wanda’s son Rafal weighed in at 7 lbs., 5 oz when he arrived at 12:39 p.m. yesterday, while Jack’s daughter Nyla Rae arrived at 8:38 a.m. Both babies are said to be doing well.

They are the third and fourth children born to stars of the UK-based soap this week: On Wednesday, Alison King delivered daughter Daisy Mae; Sadly on that same day, Alison’s co-star Kym Marsh lost her son Archie Jay Lomas, who was born 18 weeks premature.

Jack announced girlfriend Lauren Shippey‘s pregnancy in June. Other Corrie stars recently welcoming babies or announcing pregnancies include Tina O’Brien and Ryan Thomas, whose daughter Scarlett Jacqueline arrived in October, Andy Whyment, who welcomed son Thomas in October, Jane Danson, currently expecting her second child and Graeme Hawley and wife Elianne, due in June.

Source: BBC

Thanks to CBB reader Ellie.

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