Essex raised TV star Kara Tointon has spoken of her excitement at welcoming her second child.

The Strictly and Eastenders star told Hello magazine the second bundle of joy arrived on Friday 8 January at 9.46 am weighing 7.25 pounds.

The star was brought up in Leigh and attended St Michael's School, Leigh, and St Hilda's School, Westcliff.

Speaking to Hello she added: "Couldn’t be more excited to start 2021 with this incredibly cool little man joining our family."

"Thank you to the amazing team at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital for bringing him into the world safely."

Ex-EastEnders star Kara did not announce her son's name, having previously shared she was struggling to come up with the perfect moniker.

The new mum, who already shares son Frey, two, with Marius took to Instagram recently to think up some names for her unborn son.

Alongside the snap, she wrote: "Another name possibility came to us today. Two so far. Inspiration welcomed."