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Strictly star Natalie Lowe announces birth of first child

It's a boy!

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Former Strictly Come Dancing star Natalie Lowe has welcomed her first child.

The dancer announced earlier this year that she was expecting her first baby with her husband James Knibbs.

In a statement released to Hello! magazine, the couple revealed they’ve welcomed a little boy called Jack.

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It said: “Jack James Knibbs was born today, weighing in at 8lbs 8oz, all doing amazingly well.”

Natalie was due to give birth next weekend but it seems Jack wanted to arrive early.

Jack James Knibbs was born today, weighing in at 8lbs 8oz, all doing amazingly well.

Back in August, the couple announced they were expecting their first child.

The star, who competed in seven series, opened up about the joyful pregnancy coming after a “long and difficult journey”.

She wrote on Instagram: “So happy to be able to tell the world our AMAZING NEWS! My husband James and I are expecting!

“It’s has been a rather long and difficult journey, as it is sadly for many but we are almost there and it’s now really happening.

“I am 21 weeks pregnant our precious baby is due (would you believe it) the weekend of the Strictly final.

“We are over the moon excited and can’t wait to bring a little one of our own into this AMAZING world.

“I now only have one season of #SCD to prepare for bubba’s arrival… yikes.”

Natalie left Strictly in 2017, having partnered Olympian Greg Rutherford, EastEnders actor Scott Maslen and Hollyoaks star Ricky Whittle, to name a few.

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In a statement at the time, she said: “I’ll be forever grateful for the amazing time, opportunities and memories that Strictly has created for me.

“From the friendships I developed, the amazing dances I was able to perform in and the experiences that Strictly provided, it has been an incredible and extraordinary adventure.”

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