Hollyoaks' Ashley Taylor Dawson baby update: 'Mum and son doing fine'

Published Friday, Oct 4 2013, 10:35 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Hollyoaks star Ashley Taylor Dawson has given fans a brief update on his girlfriend and newborn baby son, saying mother and child are doing fine.

The actor, who plays Darren Osborne on the Channel 4 soap, celebrated becoming a second-time father on 1 October when fiancée Karen McKay gave birth to Mason Mac Taylor Dawson.

They are already parents to son Buddy Mac.

Karen McKay and Ashley Taylor Dawson, Me & Orson Welles UK premiere held at the Vue cinema - red carpet arrivals
London, England - 18.11.09


Today, Ashley tweeted: "Thanks again for all the lovely messages of support. Mum and baby are doing just fine. Little Buddy Mac is loving his little bro! ‪#toosweet."

Ashley also tweeted a few days ago: "Really overwhelmed by everything in my life right now, including all your support on Twitter! Can't thank you enough! So so happy XBIG LOVEX."

It's a busy time in the Taylor Dawson household as not only is Ashley getting to grips with baby number two, he's also filming Hollyoaks and putting in serious rehearsal time for Strictly Come Dancing!

The actor is partnered with Ola Jordan on the current series of the BBC One dancing competition, and will take to the dancefloor for the second time this weekend.

Strictly Come Dancing
Picture shows:
Tess Daly, Ashley Taylor Dawson, Ola JordanAshley Taylor Dawson and Ola Jordan

© BBC/Guy Levy

It's already been announced they'll be performing an American Smooth to the tune of 'Beyond The Sea'.

Ashley and the other celebrities will be dancing for survival this week, as Sunday night's episode will see the return of the dance-off and the departure of the first celebrity.

Matt Goss will provide the music for the night, singing a special version of 'When Will I Be Famous'.

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