Laura Jackson announces birth of baby daughter with husband Jon Gorrigan

Take Me Out’s presenter has welcomed a baby girl and praised husband Jon for giving her ‘the greatest gift’

The TV presenter announced the exciting news via an Instagram post to her 91,000 followers.

The 32-year-old shared a series of photographs including a post-birth selfie, as well as two close-up photos and a video of her little one.

In the caption, the Take Me Out: The Gossip host thanked Jon for giving her the ‘greatest gift you could ever have given me’.

Laura posted alongside her photographs: ‘Our daughter, Sidney Frances Gorrigan was born (without eyebrows 😬) in the early hours of last Friday morning.’

She continued: ‘This 6lb 9oz little bundle of joy, which I still can’t believe grew inside of me, arrived into the world with a beaming smile on her face. We never knew something so small could fill us with so much love 💕.

‘I cannot put into words the extreme rollercoaster of emotions that comes with bringing a child earth-side, my new found love of women and what our bodies can do is extraordinary. Thank you for the greatest gift you could have ever given me @jongorriganphotography – there isn’t enough love in the world I want to give to you right now – I love you so much.

‘Thank you to all the incredible midwives at Homerton Hospital, the love and care we received was something I will treasure forever. We are all so lucky to have the amazing, utterly wonderful and invaluable service the NHS provides.

‘This is the start of a very new and very exciting chapter 🎀

‘Welcome to the world, Sid 🍓’

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Our daughter, Sidney Frances Gorrigan was born (without eyebrows 😬) in the early hours of last Friday morning. This 6lb 9oz little bundle of joy, which I still can’t believe grew inside of me, arrived into the world with a beaming smile on her face. We never knew something so small could fill us with so much love 💕 I cannot put into words the extreme rollercoaster of emotions that comes with bringing a child earth-side, my new found love of women and what our bodies can do is extraordinary. Thank you for the greatest gift you could have ever given me @jongorriganphotography – there isn’t enough love in the world I want to give to you right now – I love you so much. Thank you to all the incredible midwives at Homerton Hospital, the love and care we received was something I will treasure forever. We are all so lucky to have the amazing, utterly wonderful and invaluable service the NHS provides. This is the start of a very new and very exciting chapter 🎀 Welcome to the world, Sid 🍓

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Her fans and friends were quick to congratulate the happy couple on social media.

Fellow Take Me Out co-star Paddy McGuinness said: ‘Fantastic!!!! You’re gonna need more storage in your iCloud. Trust me on that. Congratulations to you both and welcome little Sidney!!!! ❤️.’

Caroline Flack said: ‘Oh my god congrats Laura and Jon xxx.’

Another added: ‘Yay!! Congratulations lovely 💞💞 adore her name, well done xxx.’

Laura announced the exciting news that she was expecting in February 2019 by sharing an Instagram post of her blossoming bump.

Fans and friends were shocked at the news, as Laura had managed to keep her pregnancy a secret until her third trimester.

Laura and Jon tied the knot in a beautiful beach ceremony in Cornwall in September 2017.