Jake Quickenden has welcomed a baby boy with girlfriend Sophie Church, sharing the first snaps of their newborn on Instagram.
Taking to social media, the Dancing On Ice winner proudly introduced fans to baby Leo Oliver Quickenden.
Alongside a series of snaps from hospital, the 32-year-old said: ‘ITS A BOY….. meet Leo Oliver Quickenden.
‘I am so overwhelmed right now, but first I want to say Sophie you’re amazing and watching you during all this made me love you even more, I already know you’re an amazing mum and cannot wait to raise this beautiful little baby with you!!
‘I also have such a mixture of feelings, I’m so so happy but also feel a little sadness my dad and brother are not around to meet my baby!!
‘I promise to be a great dad, I will make mistakes but promise I won’t make the same one twice, I will learn on the job like most parents and will do everything in my best interest for you.
‘The most beautiful thing in the world. All very tired but that’s obviously expected! Much love.’
‘The birth was beautiful and really quick!!! Well done @sophie__church,’ he concluded the post, with a string of love heart emoji.
Right on cue, fans and famous friends flooded the post with well wishes.
Love Island’s Wes Nelson simply wrote: ‘Congrats my brother.’
Ore Oduba replied: ‘You’re gonna be the best dad mate. We all know it.
‘Congratulations to you and your beautiful family xxx.’
Marcel Somerville commented: ‘Congratulations my bro. So happy for you and the missus.’
While a fan added: ‘Huge congratulations big man! So happy for you both!’
While little Leo is their first child together, she is already a mother to son Freddie, from a former relationship.
And the former X Factor star previously revealed his strong bond with the youngster.
‘Freddie is a little legend,’ he told the publication. ‘He’s like my best mate. I met him when he was four, but I don’t say that I’m his dad because I’m not and he’s already got a really great dad.
‘He’s got me used to being around kids and it will be so nice to have my own child, too.’
The lovebirds were unfortunately struck with heartbreak when Sophie previously suffered a miscarriage at the six-week mark.
‘Even though I was only six weeks pregnant it really hit me hard,’ she added. ‘With this pregnancy we still carry that worry, so it was nice to have the scan and know that everything is okay.
‘We had been trying for a year and a half and I was doing ovulation tests and everything and Jake said, “Stop putting pressure on us, it will happen when it’s meant to happen.”’
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