Alexander "Alex" Bain (born 25th November, 2001 in Manchester) is a British actor who plays Simon Barlow in Coronation Street. He gets on well with Chris Gascoyne who plays his on-screen dad, Peter Barlow. On 26th May 2018, it was revealed that Bain, aged 16, is to become a father; after his girlfriend Levi Selby, also 16 posted a picture of her twelve-week maternity scan on social media with the caption "8 December". He then became a father on Sunday 2nd December to a baby girl, Lydia-Rose. Alex and Levi have been in a relationship since April 2017.