Denise Welch is reportedly looking into IVF to have a baby with her new fiancé Lincoln Townley.
Welch, who played Steph Haydock in the first five series of Waterloo Road, became engaged to Townley follow the breakup of her marriage to Tim Healy earlier this year.
She already has two sons, Matthew and Louis, aged 22 and 11 respectively, while Townley himself has a twenty year old son.
According to reports, the Celebrity Big Brother winner visited a Manchester Fertility Services clinic to discuss IVF treatment with Townley.
A friend of Welch told the Sunday Mirror: ”Denise has told me the only problem with the age difference between her and Lincoln is that they can’t have kids… I know Denise would love to be able to give Lincoln a baby and the challenge of coping with a newborn at her age wouldn’t faze her at all.
But there are all sorts of ways they might be able to do that to make their happiness complete – through IVF, adoption or even surrogacy. I know she has a cousin who works in an IVF clinic in Liverpool and it is something she has thought about. Den and Lincoln have a very special bond and are both great parents. So it would be lovely if it happened for them.”