Rossendale born TV star Sam Aston and his wife Briony have revealed that they are expecting their first child together.

The actor, originally from Haslingden who plays Coronation Street’s Chesney Brown, married childhood sweetheart Briony last May and told guests that they hoped to have children together.

Now that wish is set to come true.

Speaking to OK! Online Sam, 26, said: “We’re so happy!

“We’re really happy and we both know we’ve married the person we want to spend the rest of our lives with.”

The couple who began dating in their teens had originally planned to spend some time together and to travel before settling down with children.

Speaking at the time, the star said: “We want to enjoy being married for a while first and do some more travelling.”

Now a year on from their wedding in Stock Farm, Cheshire, they are ready to do just that.

Yoga instructor Briony, 25, said: “I love everything about Sam.”

“He’s really funny and he calms me down, I just know I’ve married a lovely, lovely man.”