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Friday 16th November 2018

Josie Gibson announces birth of first child

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Former Big Brother winner Josie Gibson has given birth to a baby boy!

The 33-year-old welcomed her first child with partner Terry at a Bath hospital after her waters broke early during her baby shower.

Josie took to Instagram on Friday to share a snap from her hospital bed as her newborn son led in the hospital incubator.

Apologies to all those people I have yet to thank and get back to. I have been in a crazy little bubble and not really with it. My waters broke at my Baby shower last Wednesday and one thing lead to another.... we are delighted to announce we have a beautiful very little baby boy with the loveliest little soul. He came out of the Sunroof on Sunday 09/09/2018 (love his birth date) at 6.35 by the best surgeons and @ruhbath staff. I always felt in super safe hands. We have since been staying at the @dyson NICU ward at @ruhbath where the nurses and midwives have been super heroes. I watch them every day, how dedicated, passionate and busy they work on their 12 hour shifts and it puts me to shame. They are truly amazing. I would like to Thank Mr @dyson and his family for helping build such an amazing NICU ward. What a lovely lovely man and what a legacy. Reggie-James will be home soon enough. Thank you @ruhbath #nicu #nicunurse #ruhbath #bath #prembabies #dyson #pregancyannouncement #newbaby #dysonNICU #neonatal #neonatalnurse #neonatalcare #nicubaby

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She captioned the shot: "Apologies to all those people I have yet to thank and get back to. I have been in a crazy little bubble and not really with it.

"My waters broke at my Baby shower last Wednesday and one thing lead to another.... we are delighted to announce we have a beautiful very little baby boy with the loveliest little soul.

"He came out of the Sunroof on Sunday 09/09/2018 (love his birth date) at 6.35 by the best surgeons and @ruhbath staff. I always felt in super safe hands.

"Reggie-James will be home soon enough. Thank you."

Josie had been taken to hospital on Friday afternoon after the energetic dancing at her shower led her waters to break.

Josie pictured arriving for her baby shower in London (Credit: Dean/Splash)

She had been giving fans updates from hospital including telling them how desperate she was for a slice of her baby shower cake!

Read more: Josie Gibson says she can't find a baby name she loves

Posting on Saturday afternoon as she awaited her little one's arrival, Josie said: "In hospital bed, nil by mouth and I can't stop thinking about my half eaten cake back home... really looking forwards to having a slice now.

"It has a layer of white chocolate before the butter cream. Looking like it's gonna be a long time coming before I get a slice."

Josie's wild-themed baby shower cake (Credit: Instagram @josiegibson85)

She also joked with fans during labour: "I've come up with the decision that I am never, ever having sex again."

Josie also posted a clip to Instagram showing the dancing she'd been doing that led her waters to break.

She was seen dancing vigorously with friends including TOWIE star Debbie Douglas.

In the caption, Josie wrote: "I just got so competitive!! Best baby shower ever!! So good it left me in hospital."

The reality star also jokingly asked if she was entitled to a free meal because her waters broke in a restaurant.

Josie pictured at her baby shower (Credit: Instagram @josiegibson85)

Josie also told fans: "I think the moral of the story is not to [bleep]-drop when you are nine months preggers and maybe not be so competitive in our traditional dance off... at the hospital I think this is going to be a long old stint!!

"Can't believe I thought it was sweat 😂😂😂😂."

Josie pictured arriving for her baby shower in London (Credit: Dean/Splash)

Fans rushed to send Josie well-wishes and share their own stories of waters breaking in less than expected places!

Josie announced her first pregnancy in May.

She then found out live on Loose Women that she's expecting a baby boy!

Josie discovered her baby's sex live on Loose Women (Credit: ITV)

Josie, who said she genuinely didn't mind either way, was given a scan on live TV, while Loose Women panellist Coleen Nolan stood next to her holding a bunch of blue balloons and a bunch of pink balloons.

When it was confirmed Josie was expecting a boy, Coleen handed her the blue bunch.

A thrilled Josie shrieked with delight, saying: "It's a boy! I knew it! My partner will be over the moon! I feel lovely!"

"I can't believe I have a little boy in the oven," she added.

Josie said she was thrilled to be expecting a boy (Credit: ITV)

She has been dating property developer boyfriend Terry, 48, since last year but has declined to reveal his surname or even show his picture on social media as he wants to maintain his privacy.

"I've known him since I was about 14," she said. "He's a friend of the family. You can't ever get bored with him! He's brilliant."

She said recently they had been struggling to agree on a baby name they both liked.

Read more: Josie Gibson discovers baby's gender live on TV

"It changes every week. I have all the name charts but I can't find one I love. Then, if I like one, Terry doesn't. I think we'll just know when the baby arrives," she told Reveal magazine.

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