Gemma Atkinson and Gorka Marquez welcome first child together

Gemma Atkinson and Gorka Marquez have welcomed their first child together.

The former Hollyoaks actress and her Strictly Come Dancing partner both took to social media to announce they had welcomed a baby girl together.

The new mum uploaded an image to Instagram with the word ‘family’ on it alongside a definition that read: ‘ Life’s greatest blessing. A group that dreams, laughs, plays and loves together. Those whom you can always count on. Always present not only in the good times. The precious gift’.

Alongside the quote, Gemma wrote: ‘And just like that, we’re a three! Our beautiful baby daughter arrived on Thursday 4th July and myself and Gorks couldn’t be happier.

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And just like that, we’re a three! Our beautiful baby daughter arrived on Thursday 4th July and myself and Gorks couldn’t be happier 💗💗💗 Shes incredible and she certainly made an entrance, giving us all quite a fright at times! Little Miss independent already! Thank you SO much to the Midwives, nurses & doctors at The Royal Bolton Hospital who did the most incredible job taking care of myself and my baby. You’re all so wonderful and I’m so grateful to have had you all with me and to have been under your care these past 4 days 🙏 Back home now for family time and to introduce little lady to her big brothers Norman & Ollie…. Let the next life chapter begin @gorka_marquez 🤱🐶🐶❤️

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‘She’s incredible,’ gushed the proud mum, ‘and she certainly made an entrance, giving us all quite a fright at times! Little Miss independent already!

‘Thank you SO much to the Midwives, nurses & doctors at The Royal Bolton Hospital,’ she continued, ‘who did the most incredible job taking care of myself and my baby. You’re all so wonderful and I’m so grateful to have had you all with me and to have been under your care these past 4 days.

‘Back home now for family time and to introduce little lady to her big brothers Norman & Ollie…. Let the next life chapter begin @gorka_marquez ❤’.

Proud dad Gorka also took to his Instagram page to share the exciting news with his fans, posting a sweet snap of the new parents, alongside the caption: ‘Our beautiful baby daughter arrived on Thursday 4th July and myself and Gem couldn’t be happier.

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𝚃𝙷𝙴 𝙻𝙰𝚂𝚃 𝙿𝙸𝙲 𝙱𝙴𝙵𝙾𝚁𝙴 𝚆𝙴 𝙱𝙴𝙲𝙰𝙼𝙴 𝟹🥰 Our beautiful baby daughter arrived on Thursday 4th July and myself and Gem couldn’t be happier 💗💗💗 She's incredible and she certainly made an entrance, giving us all quite a fright at times. @glouiseatkinson my absolute HERO! After seeing you go through all you did to bring our little girl to life has made me love and respect you even more. What a trooper you are. I couldn't be more proud of you!! ♥️ Thank you SO much to the nurses & doctors at The Royal Bolton Hospital who did the most incredible job taking care of gem and our baby. 🙏 Back home now for family time 🥰🤱🏼🐶🐶 #blessed

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‘She’s incredible and she certainly made an entrance, giving us all quite a fright at times. @glouiseatkinson my absolute HERO!

‘After seeing you go through all you did to bring our little girl to life has made me love and respect you even more. What a trooper you are. I couldn›t be more proud of you!! ♥’.

Fans rushed to congratulate the Strictly Come Dancing pair, who announced their pregnancy back in February, with fellow dancing stars also leaving sweet comments.

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Dianne Buswell, AJ Pritchard and Oti Mabuse wrote: ‘The most adorable family congratulations guys’, ‘Congratulations so HAPPY for yourself & @gorka_marquez ❤❤’ and ‘Wooooooohoooooooo!!!!! Congratulations we are aunties yesssss love you so much’.

Big congratulations to the new family! Hopefully we’ll get a glimpse of the little one soon!