Fleur East has confirmed the arrival of her first child with husband Marcel Badiane-Robin after a dramatic labour last week which saw her give birth on the living room floor.

The former X Factor contestant, 36, broke the news in an Instagram post on Sunday  and confirmed the first time parents had welcomed a baby girl.

Fleur also revealed they’d named the newborn Nova and admitted it was already hard to remember what life was like before becoming a mother. 

The Strictly It Takes Two host looked radiant in a slew of snaps which accompanied the announcement as she carried the tot on her chest while out and about with husband Marcel, 35.

Detailing the dramatic birth she wrote: ‘And just like that, our baby girl, Nova, is here!! Our daughter entered the world via squat position into the arms of my Husband and I on our living room floor’ 

Fleur East, 36,  has confirmed the arrival of her first child with husband Marcel Badiane-Robin, 35, after after a dramatic labour last week which saw her give birth on the living room floor

Fleur East, 36,  has confirmed the arrival of her first child with husband Marcel Badiane-Robin, 35, after after a dramatic labour last week which saw her give birth on the living room floor

Fleur East, 36,  has confirmed the arrival of her first child with husband Marcel Badiane-Robin, 35, after after a dramatic labour last week which saw her give birth on the living room floor 

The former X Factor contestant broke the news in an Instagram post on Sunday and confirmed the first time parents had welcomed a baby girl whom they have named Nova

The former X Factor contestant broke the news in an Instagram post on Sunday and confirmed the first time parents had welcomed a baby girl whom they have named Nova

The former X Factor contestant broke the news in an Instagram post on Sunday and confirmed the first time parents had welcomed a baby girl whom they have named Nova

‘One day I will share my birth story with you (what a RIDE!), but for now, we are resting and doing well’. 

So thankful to the amazing midwives who were by my side, my birthing partners (my auntie Tina and my Husband @marcel__robin) and all of our family who have been helping out and showering us with love’. 

Before adding: ‘It really does take a village! So grateful to God for this blessing. Our little Nova was born on the 22nd March and it feels like she’s always been here’. 

Fans and famous friends rushed to the comments section to send their best wishes with Strictly winner Ellie Leach writing: ‘Oh Fleur, welcome to the world baby Nova’.

While pro partner Vito Coppola said: ‘LOVE YOU GUUUUYYYYYYSSSSS  Congratulations and welcome to NOVA’.

Motsi Mabuse gushed: ‘Congratulations mommy’ who was joined by a Loose Women’s Judi Love: ‘Congratulations sweeties xx’. 

And former Strictly winner Hamza Yassin wrote: ‘Congratulations to both you. I can’t wait to meet Nova, and you guys obviously. Xxx’. 

While Joanne Clifton added: ‘Oh my gosh CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!’.

Fleur also announced they'd named the newborn Nova and admitted it was already hard to remember what life was like before becoming a mother

Fleur also announced they'd named the newborn Nova and admitted it was already hard to remember what life was like before becoming a mother

Fleur also announced they’d named the newborn Nova and admitted it was already hard to remember what life was like before becoming a mother

Detailing the dramatic birth she wrote: ' And just like that , our baby girl, Nova, is here!! Our daughter entered the world via squat position into the arms of my Husband and I on our living room floor'

Detailing the dramatic birth she wrote: ' And just like that , our baby girl, Nova, is here!! Our daughter entered the world via squat position into the arms of my Husband and I on our living room floor'

Detailing the dramatic birth she wrote: ‘ And just like that , our baby girl, Nova, is here!! Our daughter entered the world via squat position into the arms of my Husband and I on our living room floor’

The couple's famous friends rushed to the comments section

The couple's famous friends rushed to the comments section

The couple’s famous friends rushed to the comments section

Angelica Bell said: ‘The facts are OUT! CONGRATULATIONS MAMA AND PAPA XX’ while Gemma Atkinson typed: ‘Ahh Amazing news!! Congratulations’. 

It comes after Fleur admitted her baby’s arrival was ‘imminent’ as she filmed as she filmed a hilarious video

She confirmed she was due to give birth any day and revealed her tummy had dropped in preparation for labour.

Fleur first shared a glamorous video of her and Marcel posing together, showing off her baby bump in a figure-hugging brown dress.

Fleur sported a full face of flawless makeup and dripped in gold jewellery as she smiled at her husband, who looked handsome in a mesh vest, lounging in a chair.

Captioning the stunning clip, she hinted at her nearing due date, writing: ‘Mum and Dad status imminent…✨ #grateful’.

It comes after Fleur admitted her baby's arrival was 'imminent' as she filmed as she filmed a hilarious video

It comes after Fleur admitted her baby's arrival was 'imminent' as she filmed as she filmed a hilarious video

It comes after Fleur admitted her baby’s arrival was ‘imminent’ as she filmed as she filmed a hilarious video 

She confirmed she was due to give birth any day and revealed her tummy had dropped in preparation for labour

She confirmed she was due to give birth any day and revealed her tummy had dropped in preparation for labour

She confirmed she was due to give birth any day and revealed her tummy had dropped in preparation for labour 

Captioning the stunning clip, she hinted at her nearing due date, writing: 'Mum and Dad status imminent¿¿ #grateful'.

Captioning the stunning clip, she hinted at her nearing due date, writing: 'Mum and Dad status imminent¿¿ #grateful'.

Captioning the stunning clip, she hinted at her nearing due date, writing: ‘Mum and Dad status imminent…✨ #grateful’.

Then Fleur took to her Instagram again on Tuesday to share a very different clip, that showed her bouncing on an exercise ball, while wearing a maternity pad.

The X Factor star mimed along to the viral Baby Mama Dance song, while posing with a dummy in her mouth and shaking a baby bottle.

The lyrics features funny lines like: ‘Baby mama’s this yo song / been pregnant for way too long’, ‘Yeah my belly big, but I’m lookin like a model’ and ‘Preggo but I’m still doin’ moves like Beyoncé’.

Her husband Marcel soon joined in, wearing a red faux-fur coat and sunglasses as he hilariously showered his wife in nappies.

Fleur showed that despite being heavily pregnant, she still had the moves, twerking to the beat and then dropping it low, before she jokingly ‘hurt’ her back.

Captioning the hysterical video, she quipped: ‘For anyone wondering how maternity leave is going’.

Her followers flooded the comments with praise for the star’s humour and impressive moves, with one adding: ‘Ooh that tummy has dropped xxxxx’ to which Fleur replied: ‘Yes it has!!!’

Fleur announced she was expecting her first child on New Year’s Day, later sharing the first photo of her bump and joking: ‘When Netflix and Chill go too far’.

Then Fleur took to her Instagram again on Tuesday to share a very different clip, that showed her bouncing on an exercise ball, while wearing a maternity pad

Then Fleur took to her Instagram again on Tuesday to share a very different clip, that showed her bouncing on an exercise ball, while wearing a maternity pad

Then Fleur took to her Instagram again on Tuesday to share a very different clip, that showed her bouncing on an exercise ball, while wearing a maternity pad

The X Factor star mimed along to the viral Baby Mama Dance song, while posing with a dummy in her mouth and shaking a baby bottle

The X Factor star mimed along to the viral Baby Mama Dance song, while posing with a dummy in her mouth and shaking a baby bottle

The X Factor star mimed along to the viral Baby Mama Dance song, while posing with a dummy in her mouth and shaking a baby bottle

Her husband Marcel soon joined in, wearing a red faux-fur coat and sunglasses as he hilariously showered his wife in nappies

Her husband Marcel soon joined in, wearing a red faux-fur coat and sunglasses as he hilariously showered his wife in nappies

Her husband Marcel soon joined in, wearing a red faux-fur coat and sunglasses as he hilariously showered his wife in nappies

Fleur showed that despite being heavily pregnant, she still had the moves, twerking to the beat and then dropping it low, before she jokingly 'hurt' her back

Fleur showed that despite being heavily pregnant, she still had the moves, twerking to the beat and then dropping it low, before she jokingly 'hurt' her back

Fleur showed that despite being heavily pregnant, she still had the moves, twerking to the beat and then dropping it low, before she jokingly ‘hurt’ her back

Captioning the hysterical video, she quipped: 'For anyone wondering how maternity leave is going'

Captioning the hysterical video, she quipped: 'For anyone wondering how maternity leave is going'

Captioning the hysterical video, she quipped: ‘For anyone wondering how maternity leave is going’

Her followers flooded the comments with praise for the star's humour and impressive moves, with one adding: 'Ooh that tummy has dropped xxxxx' to which Fleur replied: 'Yes it has!!!'

Her followers flooded the comments with praise for the star's humour and impressive moves, with one adding: 'Ooh that tummy has dropped xxxxx' to which Fleur replied: 'Yes it has!!!'

Her followers flooded the comments with praise for the star’s humour and impressive moves, with one adding: ‘Ooh that tummy has dropped xxxxx’ to which Fleur replied: ‘Yes it has!!!’

She and Marcel have been dating since 2010, having first met in a bar in 2009 when he was working as a waiter, but Fleur was dating someone else at the time.

A year later the singer and fashion designer reconnected and started dating before tying the knot nine years later in Morocco in June 2019.

Fleur gave a rare insight into their relationship when discussing the proposal, gushing: ‘I said yes immediately! How Marcel did everything was just wonderful…

‘We’re in a really traditional Japanese hotel and there were petals on the bed and champagne…Then I turned around and he was there, with the ring. 

‘He said: “Fleur East, will you be my wife?” I couldn’t believe it. The ring is so beautiful and yellow is my favourite colour.’

Their relationship first became public while Fleur was taking part in The X Factor, with an insider telling The Sun the pair were having ‘secret meetings’ during rehearsals.

They said: ‘They have been dating for a while now and it is definitely serious. He is incredibly supportive of her X Factor success and wants her to go all the way, just as she is really supportive of his fashion career.’

Fleur announced she was expecting her first child on New Year's Day, later sharing the first photo of her bump and joking: 'When Netflix and Chill go too far'

Fleur announced she was expecting her first child on New Year's Day, later sharing the first photo of her bump and joking: 'When Netflix and Chill go too far'

Fleur announced she was expecting her first child on New Year’s Day, later sharing the first photo of her bump and joking: ‘When Netflix and Chill go too far’ 

She and Marcel have been dating since 2010, before tying the knot nine years later in Morocco in June 2019, after the fashion designer proposed earlier in the year

She and Marcel have been dating since 2010, before tying the knot nine years later in Morocco in June 2019, after the fashion designer proposed earlier in the year

She and Marcel have been dating since 2010, before tying the knot nine years later in Morocco in June 2019, after the fashion designer proposed earlier in the year

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