EMMERDALE’S Mark Jordon has shared a rare photo of his eldest daughter alongside his newborn with co-star Laura Norton.
Mark – who played Daz Spencer on the ITV soap – posted a sweet family snap to mark daughter Poppy’s 21st birthday.
He posed with his partner Laura and their adorable baby boy Jesse, while his daughter also flashed a huge smile.
Poppy looked stunning in a polka dot strapless dress as she celebrated her birthday.
Mark shared a touching tribute post and told fans that he cherishes the gift of being a dad.
He wrote: “My incredible daughter is 21 her love of her new brother is emotionally inspired.
“My thanks for the beautiful friendship she’s formed with my love @laura_norts is beautiful.
“Every second of every day I value the gift I’ve be given to named Dad to Poppy Jordon . ♥️”
Mark’s famous co-star pals were quick to send their own messages to wish Poppy a special day.
Actress Fiona Wade posted: “Beautiful family!!❤️ Happiest birthday Poppy can’t believe your 21!! Gorgeous girl have the best day! Love you all ❤️❤️❤️❤️.”
Amy Walsh shared: “Happy birthday Pops xxxxxx”
Mark’s on-screen daughter Daisy Campbell wrote: “Happy bday poppy lots of love ❤️❤️❤️.”
Laura and Mark welcomed their first child together in February.
Laura, 37, has played Kerry Wyatt in Emmerdale since 2012, while 56-year-old Mark starred as Daz Spencer from 2014 until 2019.
The couple began dating after meeting on set when he joined the soap to play her on-screen brother-in-law.
She revealed they had welcomed their first child together, writing on Instagram: “So, on Friday Jan 29th at 1.30am we managed to bring this little champ into the world.
“It was the most incredible, surreal experience I have ever had and probably ever will and my tiny mind is blown.
“He is perfect and we’re all so happy to welcome him to the fam. Jesse Jordon we’re all head over heels IN LOVE with you 🤍.”
Laura went on to thank Mark and the nurses at the Royal Oldham birthing centre, where Jesse was born.
She wrote: “@Daddyjordon you were the BEST birthing partner would absolutely not be in one piece without you and @roh_birthcentre are amazing!!
“All the girls but espesh Amy our midwife who is some sort of super hero 🦸♀️🤍👶🏽.”
Mark added in his own post that their child had weighed 8oz 10lbs, writing: “Welcome to the world Jesse Jordon 👼🏻🌈💙.”
The pair, who revealed they had were engaged on New Year’s Day in 2019, announced they were expecting their first baby in August last year.
The couple had planned to get married before having a child, but they joked to OK!: “There’s going to be a baby shower before a wedding now”.
Mark has two older children, Joseph, 22, and Poppy, 18, from his previous marriage to Happy Valley and Benidorm star Siobhan Finneran.
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