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I’m A Celebrity’s Amir Khan announces birth of daughter

A little sister for the boxer's daughter Lamaisah!

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Amir Khan has become a father for the second time.

The boxer and former I’m A Celebrity contestant took to Instagram on Tuesday afternoon to announce wife Faryal has given birth to a baby girl named Alayna.

Amir, 31, shared a photograph of himself alongside the newborn baby.

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Amir Khan has announced the birth of his baby girl Alayna (Credit: Instagram @amirkingkhan)

He told fans: “Welcome to the world. With my and Faryal’s newborn. Weighing 8lbs 3oz. ALAYNA KHAN.”

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The couple also have a daughter, Lamaisah, three.

They have been inundated with congratulatory messages from fans and friends, including Amir’s former I’m A Celeb co-star Jamie Lomas.

Amir and wife Faryal are parents again! (Credit: Fameflynet)

Jamie said: “Congratulations brother. Sending the family my love.”

Amir has spoken often about how much he loves fatherhood; in 2016, he told Hello magazine that Lamaisah was his “little best friend.”

He also spoke about missing Lamaisah during his time in the jungle – although he did memorably forget her birthday!

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Amir told Jennie McAlpine in the jungle how much he loves fatherhood (Credit: ITV)

Speaking to Jennie McAlpine, he said: “My little girl is so far away. I don’t even know if they’re in the UK or America. My wife is from New York.

“They were in the UK when I left but she said she might go see her mum and dad. I said, ‘Go! Take the little one! Have a trip as you’ll be bored anyway [while I’m away].’

“She’s three,” he told Jennie.

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Amir was a fan favourite in the jungle (Credit: ITV)

Amir continued: “She’s turning four in a couple of months… in the summer. Summer time. Like June. June 23, I think.

“I don’t remember my own birthday, man. I forget a lot. I forget!”

Faryal’s pregnancy was the reason why she didn’t fly out to Australia at the end of last year to support Amir while he competed in the jungle on I’m A Celebrity.

At the time, she told ITV’s This Morning: “I’m pregnant and I do feel a bit sick sometimes and I think it’s a really long flight. Hopefully when Amir is back we can go on a shorter flight and have a holiday.”

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Will we ever forget the drama of Strawberry-Gate?! (Credit: ITV)

Amir finished in fifth place after a controversial jungle stint that included the infamous Strawberry-Gate, where he and Iain Lee gorged on treats meant for the camp in secret then pretended they’d never won them in the first place!

Back at home, the sports star had a tricky 2017, with his marriage hitting the headlines amid rumours all wasn’t well.

Appearing together on Loose Women in January, the pair said it was time for a fresh start and they were putting the past behind them.

Amir appeared with Faryal on Loose Women in January (Credit: ITV)

Amir suggested a “lack of communication” had forced them apart, alongside his hand injury and being away from home.

He said going forward, the focus was on each other and their children.

There were rumours recently that TV bosses were eager to snap up Amir and Faryal for an access-all-areas reality show, although that has yet to be confirmed.

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