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Dancing on Ice's Jake Quickenden announces birth of baby boy with sweet photo

Hannah Lovejoy
·2-min read
Photo credit: Getty Images
Photo credit: Getty Images

From Digital Spy

Former Dancing on Ice contestant Jake Quickenden has announced the birth of his baby boy who is named Leo Oliver Quickenden.

It's Jake's first child with his partner Sophie Church who also has an older son named Freddie from a previous relationship.

Jake shared the news on his Instagram page, posting sweet pictures of baby Leo, along with a loving and personal caption about the newest arrival in his family.

Photo credit: Jake Quickenden - Instagram
Photo credit: Jake Quickenden - Instagram

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Jake wrote: "It's a boy..... meet Leo Oliver Quickenden. I am so overwhelmed right now, but first I want to say Sophie you’re amazing and watching you during all this made me love you, even more, I already know you’re an amazing mum and cannot wait to raise this beautiful little baby with you.

"I also have such a mixture of feelings, I’m so so happy but also feel a little sadness my dad and brother are not around to meet my baby!! I promise to be a great dad, I will make mistakes but promise I won’t make the same one twice, I will learn on the job like most parents and will do everything in my best interest for you.

"The most beautiful thing in the world. All very tired but that’s obviously expected! Much love. The birth was beautiful and really quick!!! Well done @sophie__church."

Photo credit: Jake Quickenden - Instagram
Photo credit: Jake Quickenden - Instagram

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Jake and Sophie have documented their pregnancy journey in lockdown and it will be featured on a brand new reality show, Celebrity Bumps: Famous & Pregnant which will show the couple's pregnancy journey along with five other celebrity couples.

Celebrity Bumps: Famous & Pregnant will air on MTV on March 3.

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