Kate Lawler has welcomed a baby girl with her fiancé Martin after suffering ‘complications during birth’.
The former Big Brother winner was admitted to hospital yesterday after her waters broke 11 days early.
Taking to Instagram to announce the exciting news after a long night, Martin began by apologising for the ‘radio silence’.
‘Hi everyone, sorry for the radio silence, it’s been a long day,’ he penned.
‘Nuchky is fine, fit and healthy, as is Kate. We had a bit of complication but Nuchky is ok and on the quick mend and will be with us tomorrow, all being good.’
‘@thekatelawer is absolutely pooped so I’ve left her to get some sleep and I’m going to try and get some shut eye myself,’ he added.
‘Nuchky is gorgeous and has lots of hair which make me think Kate definitely has a hairy lover out there.’
Martin went on to thank his followers for their support and messages as he admitted ‘been an overwhelming day’.
‘I didn’t know how else to tell the news except with these s**t cab selfies but thank you for all of your messages.
‘It’s been an overwhelming day. I’m glad to see she has about 2000,000 aunties ready to march for her if she ever needs help.’
Kate, who shot to fame in 2002, has kept her followers updated throughout her pregnancy.
On Thursday she shared a snap of herself in hospital, explaining that she was anticipating her first child’s arrival four days ahead of her planned caesarian section.
The 40-year-old, who announced her pregnancy in September, recently admitted she was scared and upset about the prospect of giving birth alone, with the UK in the midst of another national lockdown.
The couple welcomed their first child together after deciding to start trying when the coronavirus pandemic halted their wedding plans.
In an interview Kate explained that she ‘wasn’t thinking about a baby at all.
‘When we rebooked (the wedding) it for the following year, a few of our friends and family said we could have a baby between now and then. I laughed,’ she told Hello Magazine.
‘But then I turned 40 in May and suddenly I felt grown up and like I was ready for something and I didn’t know what it was.’
‘We realised we would have to start trying straight away to avoid having a newborn at the wedding. So we did. We gave it one shot. And it happened,’ she added.