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Stephanie Davis is in labour

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Stephanie Davis is in labour

Stephanie Davis has gone into labour.

The 23-year-old actress was reportedly admitted to a hospital in her home city of Liverpool on Tuesday (10.01.17) and is set to give birth to her little boy imminently.

A friend of the star - who has been silent on social media for the past two weeks - told The Sun Online: "Steph is so excited that the day has finally come that she will meet her son. At the moment she is focusing on welcoming her little boy - her priority is his safe delivery and spending some quality time with him. She is grateful for fans' support and well wishes but right now her attention is on getting to grips with being a mum."

Stephanie's close friend Jay Roberts - who is set to be god father to the little one once he's born - sparked rumours the former 'Hollyoaks' star had gone into labour yesterday when he took to his social networking sites to announce that he was "so excited."

However, after a number of fans jumped to the conclusion that Stephanie had in fact given birth to the baby, Jay attempted to lead them up another track.

He added: "So made up with my placement, onwards and upwards!!! (sic)"

Stephanie hasn't had the easiest of pregnancies as she was struck down with acute morning sickness in the first and second trimester and then she experienced some bleeding, which she feared was a sign of her losing her baby, in the third trimester.

However, doctors quickly established that her baby was fine and she had colitis.

Stephanie then started experiencing Braxton Hicks - irregular practice contractions that can be felt around mid-pregnancy and increase in frequency and strength as the pregnancy progresses - and pressure at the bottom of her stomach last month.

While the brunette beauty is gearing up to become a mother, the baby's father Jeremy McConnell - who is adamant he isn't related to the unborn tot - is off on holiday.