Hollyoaks' David Tag has become a father for the first time

Hollyoaks actor David Tag has become a dad for the first time. 

The 36-year-old, who plays Sylver McQueen in the Channel 4 soap, announced he and his girlfriend Abi Harrison have welcomed a baby boy, born on June 9th.

Taking to Instagram on Wednesday, David shared a black and white picture of himself and Abi holding their newborn son’s hand. 

Baby joy: Hollyoaks actor David Tag has welcomed his first child, a baby boy, with his girlfriend Abi Harrison

Baby joy: Hollyoaks actor David Tag has welcomed his first child, a baby boy, with his girlfriend Abi Harrison

Baby joy: Hollyoaks actor David Tag has welcomed his first child, a baby boy, with his girlfriend Abi Harrison 

He wrote: ‘Welcome to the big wide world baby boy’.

David told : ‘Myself and Abi are both thrilled to share the safe arrival of our beautiful baby boy, born on Wednesday 9th June at 12:14pm.

‘Both Abi and our little man are doing great and we can’t wait for you all to meet him.’

Several of David’s soap stars friends took to the comment section of his Instagram post to congratulate him on becoming a father.

Over the moon: The 36-year-old, who plays Sylver McQueen in the Channel 4 soap, announced he and his girlfriend Abi Harrison have welcomed a baby boy, born on June 9th

Over the moon: The 36-year-old, who plays Sylver McQueen in the Channel 4 soap, announced he and his girlfriend Abi Harrison have welcomed a baby boy, born on June 9th

Over the moon: The 36-year-old, who plays Sylver McQueen in the Channel 4 soap, announced he and his girlfriend Abi Harrison have welcomed a baby boy, born on June 9th

Happy: Taking to Instagram on Wednesday, David shared a black and white picture of himself and Abi holding their newborn son's hand and wrote: 'Welcome to the big wide world baby boy'

Happy: Taking to Instagram on Wednesday, David shared a black and white picture of himself and Abi holding their newborn son's hand and wrote: 'Welcome to the big wide world baby boy'

Happy: Taking to Instagram on Wednesday, David shared a black and white picture of himself and Abi holding their newborn son’s hand and wrote: ‘Welcome to the big wide world baby boy’

Chelsee Healey wrote: ‘Oh my god congratulations all can’t wait too see him’. Actress Nadine Mulkerrin added: ‘Congratulations dude xxx’.

Nikki Sanderson typed: ‘Ahh amazing!! Congratulations’.    

David announced in January that he was to be a dad, by sharing a picture of Abi’s silhouetted baby bump.

He captioned the photo: ‘Some good came out of 2020…. (sic)’

Character: While David currently plays Sylver in Hollyoaks (pictured) he previously appeared in the Chester-based show in 2016 episode, where he played PCSO Rocco

Character: While David currently plays Sylver in Hollyoaks (pictured) he previously appeared in the Chester-based show in 2016 episode, where he played PCSO Rocco

Character: While David currently plays Sylver in Hollyoaks (pictured) he previously appeared in the Chester-based show in 2016 episode, where he played PCSO Rocco

First-time dad: David announced in January that he was to be a dad, by sharing a picture of Abi's silhouetted baby bump

First-time dad: David announced in January that he was to be a dad, by sharing a picture of Abi's silhouetted baby bump

First-time dad: David announced in January that he was to be a dad, by sharing a picture of Abi’s silhouetted baby bump

The picture was taken in the couple’s sun-soaked living room, which showed Abi’s shadow in side profile and revealed her growing stomach.

David’s Hollyoaks co-stars and friends flooded the post with well-wishes following the sweet news, including Jake Quickenden, who posted: ‘Congrats bro we got this.’ 

Meanwhile, Stuart Manning, wrote: ‘No way!! Congratulations brother!! ❤️❤️ woohoo it works.’

While co-star Rachel Adedeji shared: ‘Awwwwww congratulations to you and your mama to be David. Such a wonderful blessing! 

'Some good came out of 2020': The Manchester native took to his Instagram page to share the sweet baby news

'Some good came out of 2020': The Manchester native took to his Instagram page to share the sweet baby news

‘Some good came out of 2020’: The Manchester native took to his Instagram page to share the sweet baby news

His rep said at the time: ‘David couldn’t be any more excited to become a dad for the first time and has been in complete awe of Abi throughout the whole pregnancy.’

While David currently plays Sylver he previously appeared in the Chester-based show in 2016 episode, where he played a character known as PCSO Rocco.  

Congrats! David's Hollyoaks co-stars and friends flooded the post with well-wishes following the sweet news, including Jake Quickenden, who posted: 'Congrats bro we got this'

Congrats! David's Hollyoaks co-stars and friends flooded the post with well-wishes following the sweet news, including Jake Quickenden, who posted: 'Congrats bro we got this'

Congrats! David’s Hollyoaks co-stars and friends flooded the post with well-wishes following the sweet news, including Jake Quickenden, who posted: ‘Congrats bro we got this’

David’s character Sylver was part of a major storyline last year when he murdered his serial killer mum Breda. 

He is also the real life uncle of Oskar Grizelj, who played a young Sylver McQueen in flashback scenes in December 2018. 

Before his Hollyoaks role David appeared in Emmerdale. 

David’s joy comes after he told last week he had lost two friends to suicide during lockdown.

He said: ‘Even the happiest of faces can suffer from mental health problems. The charity organises get-togethers where you can open up to each other.

‘I am a strong-willed person and I found during lockdown avengers xxx: a porn parody lot of people suffered in a lot of different ways. During lockdown two people I know died by suicide.

‘When it gets down to the nitty gritty men pull back and think ‘I’m being pathetic, weak and stupid. If you have any queries about exactly where and how to use free xxx hamster porn, you can get hold of us at the web site. There is a stigma.’ 

Exciting: David said: 'Myself and Abi are both thrilled to share the safe arrival of our beautiful baby boy, born on Wednesday 9th June at 12:14pm'

Exciting: David said: 'Myself and Abi are both thrilled to share the safe arrival of our beautiful baby boy, born on Wednesday 9th June at 12:14pm'

Exciting: David said: ‘Myself and Abi are both thrilled to share the safe arrival of our beautiful baby boy, born on Wednesday 9th June at 12:14pm’

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