Katie Piper thanks fans for well wishes after birth of daughter Belle

Published Wednesday, Mar 19 2014, 12:11 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
Katie Piper has thanked fans for their well wishes following the birth of her daughter Belle Elizabeth.

TV presenter and author Katie welcomed her first child on 14 March, saying at the time she and long-time boyfriend James felt "overwhelmed with happiness".

Since then, the star has (understandably) been away from social media, spending time with her little girl. But today she returned to post a message thanking fans.

Katie Piper at Kiddicare event in Hayes - 28 Feb 2014

Katie's last public appearance before her daughter's birth was on 28 February at a Kiddicare event.

Katie wrote: "Thank you for all congratulations messages and lovely kind words! I'm reading all the messages and screen-shotting some of them to show Belle when she's older (sic)."

A message on behalf of the blonde star's Katie Piper Foundation had earlier suggested well wishers make a donation rather than send a card.

Ahead of giving birth, 30-year-old Katie told Reveal she couldn't be happier in life.

"I'm really enjoying what I'm doing as a career, I'm thrilled the foundation is going from strength to strength. Personally, I'm at a point where I didn't know I'd ever be, so it's really amazing. I'm really grateful."

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