Kara Tointon, The Olivier Awards 2018, Royal Albert Hall, London UK, 08 April 2018, Photo by Brett D. Cove
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Kara Tointon shows off baby son for first time!

The happy couple are bonding with their newborn

As the rest of us emerge from our Quality Street comas, Kara Tointon has been enjoying some special family time with her newborn son.

And the actress gave fans their very first look at him on Instagram, sharing a sweet snap of her fiancé Marius Jensen holding the baby.

The star, who gave birth on 22 November, captioned the outdoor pic simply: “My men.”

Kara, 35, was inundated with love and well-wishes from her 96.9k followers.

One wrote: “Omg congratulations!! This is wonderful news… Lots of love 😘 😘 😘 😘 xxxx.”

kara tointon (credit: kara_tointon Instagram)
The pair announced their engagement and pregnancy all at once (credit: kara_tointon Instagram)

Another added: “A gorgeous picture, so happy for you Kara, merry Christmas to the 3 of you 💝🎄💝. XxX.”

A third commented: “Such a precious moment, congratulations lovely. Hope you and baby are doing well. Lots of love this festive season xx.”

It follows Kara sharing a shot of the nursery, calling it “the baby hub.” The pair have yet to reveal the name of their boy, but a family member confirmed they were “very happy.”

Fitness trainer Marius said in a statement after the birth: “On Thursday at 11.04am, 3.2 kilos of happiness joined our lives. Kara and I couldn’t be happier and our four legged companions Elfie and Winston have been guarding our new family member since.”

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The former EastEnders actor – who is best known for playing Dawn Swann – only confirmed the happy news in October, although rumours were flying for months beforehand.

Kara was a fan favourite as Dawn on the BBC1 soap (Credit: BBC/Youtube)

Kara, who also revealed her engagement to Marius, told Hello! magazine: “It is an incredible time. It is the biggest life-changing moment when you have this little human being coming into your life that you are yet to meet.

“I can’t wait for motherhood and all the challenges it will bring.”

kara tointon (credit: kara_tointon Instagram)
The couple are very sweet on Instagram (Credit: kara_tointon Instagram)

The former Strictly Come Dancing star added: “For me, it was always about meeting the person that you know is the one you want to share this experience with. Marius and I said, ‘If it happens, we are ready, but we won’t plan,’ and then it happened quite quickly.”

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How cute is this outdoorsy picture? It’s almost enough to get us out of this dressing gown and outside. Almost.

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