X." Another Corrie co-star, Lisa George, added: "I am over the moon for you both! #blessed." An insider spoke about the couple's news, telling The Sun: "Sophie and Shayne have been keeping the exciting news to themselves to enjoy the moment in private. Much love." Shayne then added: "Thank you all so much for the beautiful messages. winner tweeted: "After much speculation I'm overjoyed to announce that @sophieaustin1 and I are expecting our first child.Sophie has made waves on Hollyoaks after being revealed as the Gloved Hand Killer, but is preparing for an explosive exit after quitting the soap.Taking it slow: A source ‘close to the couple’ told the publication that the 31-year-old singer and brunette star said, ‘It was only after her marriage was definitely over they became anything more than just friends’Split: Sophie revealed she was single again in a statement saying, ‘Very sadly, my husband and I separated a little while ago.The 32-year-old singer-turned-actor spilled the beans on her casting in the BBC One programme during an appearance on 'This Morning' on Monday ().The 'Coronation Street' star wasn't sure if he was allowed to tell the world about her role but he couldn't stop himself because he's just proud of Sophie and is also excited about spending more time with their 10-month-old daughter Willow when she's back at [email protected] Austin1."Oh, we do love a good old foreshadowed romance.Ward, who plays Aidan Connor on the cobbles, had a long-term relationship with actress Faye Mc Keever, with the couple splitting in 2014 after over a decade together.
Shayne also seems to have finally laid his X Factor demons to rest.
He said: "Sophie's such an incredible mum, and I'm always working and now actually Sophie's just starting a new job and she's probably going to kill me for saying this but I have to say it because I'm excited for you, but she's just started 'Call the Midwife'.