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New daddy Ashley Banjo gushes he’s in love on Dancing On Ice

Phil and Holly congratulated him on birth of first child this week

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Proud as punch new dad Ashley Banjo was beaming as he spoke about the arrival of his first child this week on Dancing On Ice.

The Diversity star gushed that he was “in love” with his baby girl, Rose, who wife Francesca gave birth to on Thursday.

Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby congratulated Ashley, 30, as they introduced the panel on tonight’s show, saying: “The person on the panel who has had the biggest week is Ashley who has become a daddy, congratulations!”

Ashley, who might just be the nicest man in showbiz ever, replied: “I am in love, I know she’s not technically watching but Daddy will be home soon Rose, I love you.”

Aww, too much cuteness!

The pro dancer then joked: “And thank you to the make-up department because I look awful under here.”

Mum-of-three Holly warned: “Get used to that, trust me.”

Something tells us bags under the eyes and a few grey hairs won’t dampen Ashley’s joy about fatherhood!

The former BGT winner announced his and Francesca’s wonderful news on social media yesterday.

He shared a gorgeous photo to Instagram on Saturday showing himself, Francesca and their precious addition.

The tot’s full name was revealed as Rose Adura Banjo.

Read more: Ashley Banjo shares cute pregnancy pic of very heavily pregnant wife

Ashley captioned the shot: “Our beautiful daughter came into the world at 6:45pm on 21st February 2019 – weighing a healthy 8lbs 13oz.

“Her name is Rose Adura Banjo. I am in the deepest love ever with my little family ❤️ @francescabanjo I love you and am so proud #nextchapter.”

Ashley Banjo Francesca Abbott Instagram
The couple have welcomed their daughter (Credit: Instagram)

It comes a day after Ashley shared a photo of Francesca’s huge bump, telling fans the baby could arrive “any moment now”.

Alongside the picture, he said: “Waking up early every morning – Just patiently waiting for the bump to become a baby… Any moment now… #babybanjo.”

The pair married in 2015, and announced their happy news in October, confirming they were having a baby girl.

Read more: Ashley Banjo ‘could miss Dancing On Ice if pregnant wife goes into labour’

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