‘It really means a lot’ Liam Payne thanks fans for their messages after welcoming baby boy

Liam Payne has taken to social media to thank fans for their well wishes, after the pair announced that they’ve welcomed a baby boy.

The former One Direction singer tweeted a message to say thank you to fans, friends and family for all their support after the couple announced on Saturday that Cheryl gave birth to a baby boy.

‘Thank you to everyone for the love and supportive messages for myself and @CherylOfficial ❤ It really means a lot’, Liam wrote in his tweet.

The new dad also gave fans a glimpse of how he’s handling his new role, and it seems like fatherhood is keeping him busy.

‘When the fourth nappy happens in 5 minutes’, the 23-year-old wrote on social media, hinting that he’s a very hands-on dad.

Cheryl and Liam were inundated with messages of congratulations from all their famous friends after they announced the birth of their son on 25th March.

All of Cheryl’s Girls Aloud bandmates sent messages to the star, with pals Kimberley, Nicole, Sarah and Nadine clearly overjoyed for the new mum.

Nicola told Cheryl: ‘Heaven. Love you so much. [To the moon] and back’, while Kimberley left a string of heart emojis on Cheryl’s announcement photo.

Nicola also took to Instagram to share a photo with Cheryl and Kimberley to wish them a Happy Mother’s Day, captioning the pic: ‘Happy Mother’s Day my 2/3rds @cherylofficial & @kimberleywalshofficial 🙎🏻🙎🙎🏼. Remember how we used to wonder what it would be like when we were older and the kids started coming ☄.. you both and love so much that there’s little bubba’s here now 💙💙💙’

Sarah Harding tweeted Cheryl her message of congratulations, saying: ‘MASSIVE CONGRATS! to@CherylOfficial and @LiamPayne on their little bundle of newfound joy and all the adventures to come! Proud of u girl X’ and Nadine added: ‘Congratulations @cherylofficial I am so so happy for you & your precious little boy & family! Sending you loads of love! 💙💝’

Rebekah Vardy, who’s just become a mum again with husband Jamie, sent a message to Cheryl that many other mums may relate to, saying: ‘Congrats @CherylOfficial @LiamPayne on the birth of your baby boy 💙 get ready to be peed on…. 😂 xx’

Britain’s Got Talent judge Alesha Dixon added: ‘Congratulations darling, so happy for you both’. Vicky Pattison also sent her love to the new parents, writing on Instagram: ‘Huge congratulations to you both’

Cheryl took to social media on 25th March to announce that she and Liam had become parents for the first time, to a baby boy whose name is yet to be chosen.

Congratulations to the new parents!