Amy Childs has given birth to her first child with boyfriend Bradley Wright.
The news came on Sunday when pregnant Binky Felstead quickly took to Twitter to congratulate the star as she penned: ‘EEEEEK congratulations !!!!! Wishing you & your new little family all the best and happiness in the world! So exciting!!’
Amy confirmed to OK! Online that she had the baby, after which Binky swiftly took to the social network to congratulate her pal and fellow first time mum, before Amy had shared the news on Instagram herself.
Speaking to the publication, Amy delightedly confirmed she welcomed a baby girl on Sunday 30 April at 6.24am.
As she revealed the news, Binky took to Twitter to approach Amy with her congratulations, shortly before Amy replied saying: ‘Thank you Hun she is perfect’.
Later in the day, Amy herself took to the microblogging site to celebrate her joyous news as she simply penned: ‘Welcome to the world my beautiful daughter’.
When the former TOWIE star announced her pregnancy to the magazine in October, she revealed she was ‘shocked but happy’ as she did not think she could get pregnant.
Amy and Bradley, who met in a pub in Essex two years ago, had been trying for a baby for some time before their efforts were put on hold when Bradley was sentenced to 16 months in prison for handling stolen goods.
However the jailbird, who is already father to daughter Lexi from a previous relationship, only served five months of his sentence as he was released early for good behaviour leading to their eventual reunion.
‘We’d been together for nine months and I came off the pill in the summer and I thought it might take me ages. I was taking folic acid but it didn’t happen. I was really panicking.
‘I went online to find out why and it was the worst thing I could have done. I got so stressed out about it that I was drinking. Brad told me off for it but I couldn’t help it.’
Amy, who soared to fame in TOWIE’s 2010 inauguration, spoke of their desperation to start a family as she said: ‘We wanted kids together soon after we met.
‘I love kids, especially because Bradley has Lexi, and spending time with her made me want a baby more. I have a big family so I love having my nieces and nephews around.’
Amy told the magazine: ‘We’ve wanted a baby for so long, so we’re happier than we’ve ever been. We were both so shocked, so emotional and so happy at the same time.’ Delighted Bradley, 25 added: ‘I’m so excited, I can’t wait until the baby is born.’