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Tuesday 19th November 2019

Diversity's Jordan Banjo welcomes son Cassius

The Dancing On Ice star shared a cute pic with his newborn son

Diversity and Dancing On Ice star Jordan Banjo has become a father for the first time.

The dancer and his girlfriend Naomi Courts welcomed a baby boy called Cassius Ashley Banjo on Monday, May 7.

Congratulations!

Jordan is a proud dad to baby son Cassius (Credit: Instagram @naomiella21)

The little lad's middle name is, of course, the name of Jordan's older brother and Diversity colleague Ashley, 29.

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Words cannot describe the feeling of seeing your future come into this world.

Jordan, 25, announced the happy news via Instagram, alongside a photo of himself carrying Cassius in a little baby seat out of the hospital.

He told fans: "Myself and Naomi haven't shared this straight away because we wanted to take some time to appreciate and enjoy the beautiful moment that we had as a family... but on the 07.05.2018 at 12:29am our beautiful son was born!

Jordan said he felt lucky and blessed (Credit: Instagram @jordbanjo)

"Words cannot describe the feeling of seeing your future come into this world. I'm so proud of mum & baby, both are doing absolutely amazing and Naomi, you are a super woman. If I didn't know it before, I do now, I am the luckiest man there is.

"Welcome to the world Cassius Ashley Banjo."

New mum Naomi also shared the news via her own social media accounts, posting her own image of Jordan cradling his tiny newborn son.

She simply said: "07.05.2018 - Cassius Ashley Banjo ❤."

Jordan with girlfriend Naomi at her baby shower (Credit: Instagram @jordbanjo)

Hundreds of fans have left congratulatory messages for Jordan and Naomi on social media.

Several celebrities have also chimed in, including Strictly's Ola Jordan, I'm A Celebrity: Extra Camp co-host Joel Dommett and Celebrity Big Brother housemate Casey Batchelor.

Casey, who is pregnant with her first child, said: "Amazing news. So happy for you both. Congratulations you two."

Jordan with brother Ashley (Credit: Instagram @jordbanjo)

Jordan and Naomi, 26, announced their pregnancy back in January, revealing Naomi had taken NINE pregnancy tests just to make sure the happy news was true.

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Naomi told OK! magazine: "We always said we wanted kids together, we just didn't think it would happen this soon. We're over the moon, though!"

Ashley and Jordan work together on Dancing On Ice (Credit: Instagram @jordbanjo)

The couple - who began dating in September 2015 - had already told fans the new arrival would be a boy.

Jordan became a household name when his dance act Diversity won the third series of Britain's Got Talent. He was recently seen serving as a backstage reporter on Dancing On Ice, where Ashley works as a judge.

Congratulations to Jordan and Naomi!