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Coronation Street star Mikey North and his wife Rachael have confirmed the birth of their second child. The couple revealed they welcomed a baby girl in September and they chose the most perfect name for their little one.

The actor opened up about his newborn daughter in an interview with OK! Magazine.

Mikey revealed that their daughter was born in September.


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The doting parents decided to call her Eliza. The name Eliza, short for Elizabeth, is of Hebrew origin, but is extremely popular due to the royals. 

The name means God is my oath.

Speaking about Eliza’s birth, Rachael admitted that it didn’t go as expected. The mum was 16 days overdue so she had to be induced.

The mum shared, “It was so bizarre going into hospital knowing I was going to have a baby as opposed to going into labour naturally. It was like having a casual appointment and then leaving with a baby!”

Mikey joked that it was the longest 16 days of his life.

The dad-of-two admitted, “I’m the worst birthing partner in the world. I was just nervously pacing around the whole time and Rach shouted at me to sit down.”

“Hats off to any woman that gives birth. I’m just thankful I don’t have to do it!” he quipped.

Mikey and Rachael are also parents to two-year-old Archie.



Wedding bells are ringing in Weatherfield today!

Mikey North, who plays Gary Windass on Coronation Street, has revealed that he's engaged to his girlfriend of two years, Rachael Isherwood.

​The actor announced the happy news in a recent interview with OK! magazine, saying he was "shaking like a leaf" before he popped the question. 

Mikey surprised Rachael by getting down on one knee during a romantic trip to England's Lake District. "I've always told her that if and when I propose, she'd never see it coming," he said. 

"We were staying in a lovely hotel in the Lake District and we were getting ready for dinner when I told her I had a birthday surprise for her outside… I told her to shut her eyes. When she opened them I was down on one knee with the ring."

As for the ring, Rachael said she barely even noticed the sparkler because she was so shocked. "I was really happy and, at the time, I didn't care about the ring. I was like 'come here and give me a hug!'" she said.


Mikey and Rachael met on a night out in 2013, and the Coronation Street actor said he knew instantly that Rachael was special. "I saw her and watched her across the bar, in probably a quite creepy way!" he said. "When I first saw Rachael I turned to my friend and said: 'That is the most beautiful girl I have ever seen.' I knew straight away."

Congrats to the happy couple!

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