Louis Smith has become a father for the first time.

Louis Smith and Charlie Bruce

Louis Smith and Charlie Bruce

The former 'Strictly Come Dancing' star and his girlfriend Charlie Bruce have welcomed a baby girl into the world, and the pair have named their daughter Marley Valentina Smith.

He wrote on Instagram: "What a 3 days it’s been. From Thursday night to Sunday morning. You women are incredible and the mother of my child is no exception. So glad both ladies are doing well and healthy. Marley Valentina Smith welcome (sic)"

Charlie revealed Marley was born in the early hours of on Sunday (14.02.21) and weighed in at 7lbs 5oz.

She posted: "Welcome to the world Marley Valentina Smith. Born at 2.30am on the 14th of February & weighs a healthy 7lb 5oz.

"I could not have done it without the love of my life @louissmith1989 by my side. What a journey we went through but we did it as the wonderful team we are! (sic)"

Former Olympian Louis, 31, and Charlie - who won the UK version of dance competition 'So You Think You Can Dance' in 2010 - announced in September they were expecting a child.

Alongside a video of the moment they found out about her pregnancy, Louis wrote: "Doing life on my terms. A big surprise and it’s amazing to be having a baby girl with my woman @charliebruce1990.

"In this crazy time and during a global struggle I wish everyone a happy life and a world of positivity.

"Find the light in darkness's and the hope at the end of a tunnel. Life is full of ups and downs and right now we are taking an up. (sic)"

Charlie wrote: "We are so elated to announce that we are having a baby girl!! Due date 19.2.21. (sic)"

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