Sam Faiers announces she’s welcomed second child with partner Paul Knightley

Sam Faiers has revealed on social media that she’s welcomed a baby daughter with beau Paul Knightley.

The Only Way Is Essex star – who has always been open about wanting a big family – had the happy news confirmed by her representatives before sharing an adorable family snap on Instagram.

The 26-year-old mum and partner Paul, who are already parents to two-year-old Paul, welcomed the new addition just days after Sam’s red carpet appearance at the ITV Gala on Thursday night.

Sam and partner Paul at the ITV Gala just days before giving birth

A representative of the couple told Mail Online: ‘Samantha and Paul are delighted to welcome a baby girl into the world, both mother and baby are doing well.’

The couple also took to Sam’s Instagram to share a gorgeous black and white family photo with her 1.9m followers.

The caption read: ‘Welcome to the world our beautiful baby girl’, complete with pink heart and the ‘family of four’ emojis.

[instagram] https://www.instagram.com/p/BbaKbJXna4R/[/instagram] The parents are yet to announced the baby’s name, but fans were quick to congratulate the former TOWIE star on her second addition to her growing brood.

One said: ‘Awwww congratulations…..picture perfect’, while a second commented ‘Omg well done @Samanthafaiers perfect little family’.

While this fan was thinking ahead: ‘Congratulations! Can’t WAIT to see the Mummy Diaries!!!’

A fourth fan joked about the potential name: ‘Swear to God if she’s called Pauline’.

Sam announced her pregnancy in July, gushing about the wonderful news with her followers by posting a picture of her and 18-month-old son Paul, proudly showing off her baby bump.

[instagram] https://www.instagram.com/p/BWJ_kG2n3u2/[/instagram] ‘Words can’t describe how excited we are to meet you baby 👶❤ We love you soo much already. #babynumber2 #2under2,’ she captioned the sweet snap.

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The couple welcomed their first child, Paul, in December 2015 and revealed that he was named after his dad.

‘We always wanted him to be called Paul. It’s traditional and we didn’t have any other names on the list, so he’s Paul and his middle name is Tony after Paul’s brother, his uncle Tony’, Sam said at the time.