Coronation Street star Jane Danson gushed over her Hollyoaks actor husband as she marked his birthday.

And fans couldn't believe his age.

Jane, who is known for playing Leanne Battersby on the ITV soap, is married to Robert Beck who is currently starring as Fergus Collins in Channel 4's Hollyoaks.

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But telly fans may recognise him from his various other TV roles including as Peter Harrison in Brookside.

Jane and Rob have been married since 2005 and share two sons, Harry Alexander Jack, 14, and Sam Alfie Robert, 12.

The actor was celebrating his birthday over the weekend with Jane writing a soppy tribute on Instagram.

Alongside a snap of her husband, the Corrie actress wrote: "Happy birthday cheekychops [red heart emoji] you @robertbeck529."

"53 years young today and just as lovely as the day we met."

Her soap pals were quick to send their birthday wishes.

"Oh this pic is so gorgeous sis!! Happy birthday Rob," Georgia Taylor, who plays Toyah Battersby, wrote.

Billy Mayhew actor Dan Brocklebank said: "Happy birthday sir!! I hope it’s been an awesome day!!"

And fans were also quick to comment in disbelief over his age.

"You sure he's 53 looks more 43 Happy Birthday," one said.

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Another wrote: "Happy Birthday to you. Cannot believe you are 53. Hope you have all had a really good day."

"The love of a good woman clearly keeping him young, Jane! Hope you're both having a lovely day," a third added.

A fourth said: "Still love you from Brookie! Happy bday," as a fan added: "As fanciable as he was in Brookside! @realjanedanson."

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