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07 February 2020 02:44

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Emmerdale star Lyndon Ogbourne has welcomed a son named Jack River into the world. The actor — who portrayed scheming Nathan Wylde in the ITV serial drama from 2009 to 2010 — revealed the news in an Instagram post, as he thanked his partner Marina for bringing an 'actual angel' into the world. Taking to Instagram, Lyndon said: 'Marina, I didn't realise I could fall deeper in love with you, but I have…' "You've brought us an actual angel. The actor also shared a number of photos of his newborn baby on his Instagram Story. Lyndon is best known to audiences for his sublime portrayal of sinister Nathan in Emmerdale — the eldest son of Natasha and Mark Wylde (Amanda Donohoe and Maxwell Caulfield) — between 2009 and 2010, and he featured in a number of high profile storylines during that time.

Advertisement The most iconic storyline in which Nathan played a part was the cover-up of his father's death, as he decided to help mum Natasha frame Ryan Lamb (James Sutton) for Mark's demise. By the time he left the village, he had nothing left. In addition to Emmerdale, Lyndon also featured in long-running series Spooks, a TV adaptation of Robin Hood and medical serial drama Doctors. Emmerdale continues Thursday 6 February at 7pm and 8pm on ITV. MORE: Emmerdale spoilers: Emma Atkins reveals Charity Dingle is glad Graham Foster is dead MORE: Emmerdale spoilers: Jai Sharma has blood on his hands as Graham Foster dies Advertisement Advertisement Former Emmerdale star Lyndon Ogbourne has become a father for the first time.

The former soap star, 36, revealed he has welcomed an "actual angel" with his wife Marina Hidalgo Blanco. Lyndon as Nathan Wylde in Emmerdale (Credit: ITV) Read more: Emmerdale fans horrified as Pierce strokes Rhona's hair while she sleeps Lyndon, who played Nathan Wylde in the soap from 2009 to 2010, announced the fantastic news on his official Instagram page. Sharing several photos of his beautiful new son Jack River, Lyndon wrote: "Jack River Ogbourne 03.02.2020. "Marina, I didn't realise I could fall deeper in love with you, but I have. You've brought us an actual angel. Thank you, overwhelmed beyond the stars." Read more: Emmerdale SPOILERS: Vanessa and Charity to split over Graham's money? We can't even deal with how cute the newborn is! Unsurprisingly, many of Lyndon's followers rushed to gush over the adorable babe, as well as offer their congratulations. One wrote: "Aww, little blondie like you. Congrats to the whole fam." Nathan and Cain were sworn enemies (Credit: ITV) Another said: "Huge congratulations! He is exceptionally beautiful! Well done Marina! Welcome to the parallel universe!" A third added: "Welcome to the most amazing club. Massive congrats to you and to mum." The proud dad also shared a heartwarming video of him carrying the baby out of St Mary's hospital in London. He wrote: "The smiley bear is ready for home time." Emmerdale fans will know that Lyndon played villain and Cain's arch nemesis Nathan, who joined the cast as Natasha's son. Nathan's biggest storylines included his campaign of blackmail and manipulation against spurned lover Leyla Harding and her boyfriend David Metcalfe. The character was also a suspect in the murder of his own father Mark, but the real culprit was his mum Natasha. Lyndon's portrayal of a spineless baddie is still remembered fondly to this day, with many fans still hoping he'll return one day. Nathan didn't have a lot of fans in the village! (Credit: ITV) Sadly, this is unlikely, as the new dad now runs his own Set Design company. Before appearing to step away from acting, the Swindon-born star appeared in TV dramas such as Doctors, Close to the Enemy and Robin Hood. In an interview as far back as 2009, Lyndon told North Wales Live that he envied his drama class friend Billie Piper because she was a mum. He said: "I'm the broodiest boy in the world." Looks like you finally got your wish Lyndon! Do you remember the Wylde family in Emmerdale? Leave us a comment on our Facebook page @EntertainmentDailyFix and let us know what you think!