Tina Hobley has revealed to TV Times magazine that her real son is to appear onscreen with her.
Tina, had been filming scenes with another baby, after her screen character Chrissie Williams gave birth. But the mother of three has said how she now wants to use her own son, Orson, who was born in March.
After using another baby on set, she said: “I thought ‘This feels a bit weird, why don’t I have my own baby?’. So we’re going to do that.”
Tina, who recently returned to the show after four months on maternity leave, said: “Orson won’t be working hard – he’ll be on screen perhaps twice a year.”
She said that her son looked “exactly like” her and added: “I think it’s quite a cool thing to appear with him. I thought it would be something nice to have when I’m old and grey.”
The actress, who married PR director Oliver Wheeler in 2006, also has two daughters: Olivia, two, and – from her first marriage to Steve Wallington – Isabella, 11.
Tina is also to appear on Celebrity Family Fortunes against GMTV presenter Andrew Castle, due to be screened on 16th October.