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Celebrity Big Brother star Ben Jardine becomes a dad

Welcomes baby with mystery ex

Celebrity Big Brother star Ben Jardine has become a father, with his rumoured girlfriend Lizzie Cundy announcing the new arrival live on the air.

The reality star messaged Lizzie to tell her his ex-girlfriend had given birth to his daughter, and Lizzie immediately shared the news on her show on FUBAR Radio, Access All Areas.

Ben's rumoured girlfriend, Lizzie, announce the baby's arrival (Credit: Flynet)

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"Breaking News. Congratulations Ben Jardine," she said. "He is a father. Had a little baby girl.

"I don’t know if he wants me to announce it but I just have. Just sent me a WhatsApp message."

Her co-host, Stephen Leng, teased her about the announcement, saying "With who?".

Ben appeared on Married At First Sight in February of this year, where he was matched with police officer, Stephanie.

Ben and Stephanie met on Married At First Sight (Credit: Channel 4)

The pair married on the show, but it did not last, with Ben going on to cheat on his new wife.

Lizzie responded to Stephen's question, but did not name the mother of the child directly.

"That… is a good question," she said. "Not the one he married in the show, not the one he went out with after, it’s the other one."

I don’t know if he wants me to announce it but I just have.

The pregnancy was announced just before the contestants entered the Big Brother house, with an official statement that protected the privacy of the woman in question.

"Ben is delighted to confirm he is to be a dad at the end of this year and is excited about this special new chapter in his life," the statement read.

"The mother of the baby is not in the public eye and wishes to remain unnamed."

Ben has been coy about his relationship with Lizzie so far (Credit: WENN)

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Ben has been linked with a few different women since his appearance on Married At First Sight, and he's been coy about his relationship with Lizzie.

Speaking to the Daily Star last month all he would say about her was: "She's a good girl, that's all I'm saying."

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