Tina Malone gives birth to her daughter Flame

Tina Malone has given birth to a baby girl, two weeks before her due date of 31 December.

The Shameless actress, 50, took to Twitter to make the announcement that she had given birth to her daughter. She wrote: ‘Proud to announce the arrival of our BABY GIRL,cant wait to spend xmas as a family.xxxx’

Tina and her husband Paul Chase, 31, announced that they were undergoing IVF treatment in the hope of starting a family back in February. ‘I’ve worked long, long hours for a long time on Shameless and now I want to give time to my husband and having a baby – it’s a really exciting time for us,’ Tina revealed at the time.

The couple, who were expecting twins but were left devastated when a scan revealed one of the babies had died, have called their daughter Flame.

Congratulations guys!