Kelvin Fletcher’s wife has given birth to twin sons and shared an adorable first pic of babies on Instagram on Wednesday.
The couple, who are yet to reveal the names of the two new arrivals, wrote: ‘They are here!! My heart is filled with so much love and gratitude.’
The couple – who announced they were expecting twins in January – already have two young children Marnie aged five and three year old Milo.
‘They are here’: Ex-Emmerdale star Kelvin Fletcher’s wife Liz has given birth to twin sons – pictured with their other children Marnie aged five and three year old Milo
They are here! Liz shared this first adorable picture of the two new babies – they are yet to reveal their names
The couple were last pictured out together at the Olivier Awards on April 10.
Ex-Emmerdale star Kelvin, 38, and his wife previously said they ‘feel so lucky’ to find out they were having two sons.
Liz looked ravishing in a strapless silk teal gown with full skirt and ruched detail at the bust.
Congratulations! Liz captioned the post with some sweet words and a host of celebrities sent their well-wishes
Cute couple: The couple were last pictured at the Olivier Awards on April 10
Speaking to Hello! magazine, Kelvin said: ‘We’ve already got the best of both worlds with Marnie and Milo, so I didn’t mind either way, but finding out we’re having sons is amazing.
‘It was the best day of my life. It was a moment of complete disbelief. I’ve never felt joy like it.’
Liz said: ‘I felt every single emotion under the sun. First, there’s double the worry.
‘I thought about things like breastfeeding, how is that possible with two? How do you pick up two babies at the same time?
Amazing news: Speaking to Hello magazine, Kelvin said: ‘We’ve already got the best of both worlds with Marnie and Milo, so I didn’t mind either way, but finding out we’re having sons is amazing’
‘I felt all of this in the space of 30 seconds. Kelvin was saying it’s a miracle, and I was thinking ‘How are we going to do this?’
‘But now we can’t imagine it any other way. We feel so lucky.’
Kelvin will be starring in a National Theatre production of Richard Bean’s comedy Jack Absolute Flies Again alongside Caroline Quentin in July.
He said: ‘It’s the biggest box to tick as an actor to perform at the National Theatre.
‘I can’t wait to get on that stage and act in front of people again.’
Rehearsals kick off weeks after his wife is due to give birth to their twin boys.
She added: ‘It may bring some challenges, doing the play as well as farming and raising a family. It’s all going on.’
The pair, who have been married for seven years, made the announcement they were expecting twins during an appearance on BBC Breakfast to talk about their new show Kelvin’s Big Farming Adventure.
Family: In January, the duo announced they were expecting twins. The pair who have been married for seven years made the announcement during an appearance on BBC Breakfast
Revealing the big news, Kelvin admitted the couple ‘don’t do things by halves.’
BBC Breakfast host Sally Nugent prompted the announcement as she asked the couple: ‘You were already quite busy, weren’t you, before you took on a farm, with two young children. And you have news to share with us this morning, which is…’
‘We’re having another two more children!’ Liz gushed. Kelvin looked shocked as his wife joked: ‘You look surprised!’
The former soap star said: ‘We just recently found out, to add another curveball if you like.
‘We don’t really do things by halves and then we found out we’re having not just one baby, but two!
‘So we’re having twins. It was an absolute eye-opener. So come May, we’ll be delivering lambs for the first time. I’m not going to be delivering babies as such but it is going to be a really busy time!’
Happy news: The ex Emmerdale star and his wife of seven years made the announcement during an appearance on BBC Breakfast to talk about their new TV show
He added: ‘So yeah, we’ll have four children!’
Kelvin recently bought a farm in the Peak District and the family’s new show follows his ‘baptism of fire’ as he navigates the task with no farming experience.
During their BBC Breakfast appearance, the couple chatted about how their other two kids are feeling about life on the farm, with Liz admitting: ‘It was different for them – it’s a completely new place, new school, new people.
Busy time: The former soap star said: ‘We just recently found out, to add another curveball if you like. We don’t really do things by halves
‘And at first it was just a huge playground to them. And now, Marnie knows all the responsibilities, she knows what needs doing. She knows that this is a job now and we’ve got all these animals we need to look after.’
She continued: ‘Even Milo, he’s doing all the sheep whistling, getting them into the field. And when they’re learning that’s probably the proudest moment, seeing what they’re doing and seeing them grow into this life.’
Kelvin announced the couple were expecting back in December and told PA Media: ‘There’s no question that for the Fletcher family the best thing to come out of 2021 is the news that we are expecting again.
Family of four: ‘So we’re having twins. It was an absolute eye-opener,’ Kelvin admitted
‘We are feeling extremely grateful and can’t wait to meet the new addition to our family.’
Kelvin appeared on Emmerdale for more than 20 years, playing the character of Andy Sugden until 2016.
The actor then appeared on Strictly Come Dancing, where he wowed fans with his moves after stepping in for Jamie Laing at the last minute.
He went on to win the Glitterball Trophy with partner Oti Mabuse, sister of judge Motsi Mabuse.
Family adventure: Kelvin recently bought a farm in the Peak District and the family’s new show follows his ‘baptism of fire’ as he navigates the task with no farming experience