Hollyoaks’ Malique Thompson-Dwyer has welcomed a baby daughter, he revealed on Instagram on Friday.
The 24-year-old actor, who became a father for the first time as a teenager, shared the happy news alongside some adorable snaps of the baby.
Malique and his mystery girlfriend announced they’ve decided to name their bundle of joy Milan Thompson-Dwyer.
Alongside the sweet snaps, he wrote: “22-09-22 Milan Thompson-Dwyer was born” and a red heart emoji.
Malique revealed his girlfriend was pregnant last month as he posed for a photo with a brunette covering her face.
The caption of the post read: “Nobody has ever loved me like you love me, that’s why I have you for life. You will be the best mom.”
He welcomed his first child – who he only refers to as his “princess” on social media – in 2017. It is not known who the girl’s mother is.
Malique reprized his role as Prince McQueen in December 2021 after leaving the show for the first time in 2019, following backlash he received in June for attending an illegal rave during lockdown.
Malique’s character, Prince, left the village to travel the world in 2019 after despairing of sepsis following the death of his wife Lily.
After leaving the soap, Malique embarked on a career in reality television, starring in shows such as Celebs Go Dating, Celebs On The Farm, and Celebs Ex in the City.
It comes after the actor faced backlash for attending an illegal rave at Daisy Nook Park, Failsworth, in June last year.
The soap star had filmed himself at the quarantine rave, which was attended by 2,000 people, and saw a 20-year-old man die of a suspected drug overdose.
He then posted a now-deleted video from his bedroom saying, “Yo I just came over to give a quick message.
“First of all, I apologize to anyone I may have offended, but let me just get one thing straight.
“I have family members who have actually died from this coronavirus. So yo, I’m in too. So don’t approach me like I’m not there too.
“But it’s weird that nobody ever says anything positive about me. It’s always the bad boy Malique.
“They never want to say anything positive and it’s funny because at least I’m not p***ing on war memorials out there. Racist c***s.’
The day before, Malique had shared clips of his stories as he walked through the woods at the rave.
He could be heard saying, “There’s a rave going on, can you hear the music?”
A rep for the actor declined to comment to MailOnline at the time.