FORMER Coronation Street actress Helen Flanagan says the birth of her third child with ex-Celtic star Scott Sinclair is "one of her proudest moments". 

The pair announced the arrival of son Charlie last week on the same day as Sinclair celebrated his 32nd birthday. 

Flanagan revealed he was born in the same hospital she had been as she shared a heartfelt post on social media. 

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The 30-year-old wrote: "One of my proudest moments is giving birth to Charlie.

"I was so lucky I had the loveliest midwife looking after me that day and Scott and I are so grateful to her for the safe delivery of our boy.

"She was amazing and held my hand with Scott through it."

The pair are already parents to daughters Matilda, 5, and Delilah, 3.

Their daughter Delilah was born in the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow when Sinclair played for Celtic

Flanagan added: "I wanted a water birth like I had with Delilah. Delilah's birth was so quick, only two hours and really straight forward.

"I had to have my waters broken with Charlie though and he pooed, so I gave birth on the bed and didn’t let go of my gas and air for a second.

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"I feel like I can do anything now and it was really magical.

"He was 8lbs 4.5oz which is mine and Scott’s biggest baby. Our girls were really petite.

"It was really nice to have Charlie at Bolton Hospital too where my mum gave birth to me." 

The couple previously resided in the Glasgow's West End before Sinclair left Celtic for Championship club Preston North End.