Corrie star Hayley Tamaddon has hit back after facing unfair criticism over her baby bump online.

Over on her social media, the 42-year-old shared a picture proudly displaying her bump, revealing that she is now almost 24 weeks pregnant.

Alongside the picture, she wrote, ‘Almost 24 weeks and Feeling the stretch now! I’m smothered in @mamamio every little kick and punch is getting stronger. Feels incredibly and weirdly wonderful! 🥰☺️’.

But it seems not all of her followers were happy with the picture, with one online troll telling her to ‘put her bump away’.

They wrote, ‘Ok, you’re pregnant. Now, put it away.’

But it seems Hayley wasn’t having any of it, hitting back at the harsh criticism with a brilliant message.

She wrote, ‘No thanks Linda… I’m quite happy keeping it out thanks. Feel the best I’ve ever felt and quite proud to show it off the baby bump I never thought I’d ever have. All the best to you!💖’ What a brilliant response!

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Many of Hayley’s fans who spotted the post shared their support with the actress after the criticism.

One follower wrote, ‘I’m not going to be lucky enough to get a baby bump but if I were I would proudly have it on show all day everyday. You keep being you and doing what you please. Nobody should ever tell you what to do with your own body. 😘😘😘’

And another commented, ‘You look bloody amazing my friend!!! So you should be showing that beautiful bump of yours off proud and loud 💖💖💖’.

While a third said, ‘You look amazing. Keep showing us that beautiful bump ❤️’

It’s been a whirlwind few months for the actress, who revealed that she was engaged just weeks after announcing her pregnancy.

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Hayley revealed on her social media a few months ago that she was expecting, after previously thinking she couldn’t have children.

She wrote, ‘I’m so please to tell you all I’m expecting my first child with my wonderful boyfriend Adrian!!

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EXCITING NEWS TWEET!! I’m so pleased to tell you all… I’m expecting my first child with my wonderful boyfriend Adrian!! 👶🏻 I’ve always wanted to be a mum and didn’t think I could have children. And now, at the ripe old age of 42 – I’M PREGNANT! And We couldn’t be happier. 💖

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‘I’ve always wanted to be a mum and didn’t think I could have children. And now, at the ripe old age of 42 — I’M PREGNANT! We couldn’t be happier.’