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Sunday 16th December 2018

TOWIE's Mario Falcone is a dad!

He and his fiancée have had a little boy

In lovely news to brighten your weekend, reality star Mario Falcone has announced the birth of his first baby!

Confirming his son's name as Parker-Jax, Mario shared a cute picture of Mum, Dad and baby's hands all together on a blanket.

The former Celebrity Big Brother housemate captioned the cute image: "Happy to announce the birth of our beautiful little boy PARKER-JAX FALCONE. Weighing 7lbs 4oz."

He added that his fiancée Becky Miesner was doing well, writing: "Both mummy @beckymiesner1 and baby are fine. He is absolutely perfect! ❤."

His partner Becky also shared the picture, with the caption: "So happy to announce the birth of our little perfect son 💙 @mario_falcone17 Parker Jax Falcone 7lb 4oz."

The 29-year-old also confirmed the date and time Parker-Jax arrived, writing: "Friday 9th November 9.47pm."

Both mummy and baby are fine. He is absolutely perfect!

The baby arrived almost exactly on time, as Becky took to Instagram the day before to confirm she was officially 40 weeks pregnant, writing: "So today is our due date and we are very ready and waiting to meet you little one ❤️ #40weekspregnant."

Mario - who is best known for his turn on The Only Way Is Essex from 2011 - had several messages from his celeb pals.

His TOWIE co-star, Gemma Collins commented: "Congratulations," while Love Island’s Jonny Mitchell wrote: "Congratulations brother."

Mario's author sister seemed very excited (credit: mrsgifletcher Instagram)

Mario’s sister, author Giovanna Fletcher - who is married to McFly's Tom Fletcher - posted an InstaStories video where she said: "Big news this morning! I have become an auntie again, to my first nephew! Yay!"

His fans were also delighted for the TV star, with one commenting: "Congratulations and welcome to the journey- best journey EVER!"

Another wrote: "Congratulations to you both xxx 🥂🍾💙💙💙."

Welcome to parenthood, you two (credit: @mario_falcone17 Instagram)

A third said simply: "Congrats dude! And good luck 😬."

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Mario revealed his fiancee's pregnancy back in May.

The pair have been together since August 2016, announcing their engagement last year.

They postponed their wedding when make-up artist Becky fell pregnant, with Mario later sharing the scan with his 1.1million followers.

The CBB star revealed that he and Becky had been trying to have a baby for a while, saying: "It was getting quite stressful so we decided we needed to relax a bit. But as soon as we went back to just having fun, she fell pregnant!

Mario was best known for dating Luck Meck on TOWIE (credit: ITV)

"It's been my dream to be a dad for a long time now, so I'm over the moon."

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We're very happy for the two of you! Hope you've had plenty of sleep in preparation...

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