Jacqueline Jossa speaks about baby Ella: "She's perfect!"

Published Monday, Feb 16 2015, 11:18 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
Jacqueline Jossa has spoken out following the birth of her baby daughter, telling fans she is "perfect".

EastEnders actress Jacqueline and boyfriend Dan Osborne welcomed their little girl into the world last night (15 February) and they have decided to call her Ella.

Jacqueline Jossa attends the National Television Awards at 02 Arena on January 21, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)

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TOWIE star Dan was first to announce their exciting news on Twitter, saying he is "so proud" of Jacqueline, and now she has thanked both him and her mother for all their support.

Taking to Twitter this morning, Jacqueline said: "Baby Ella Osborne was born yesterday, thankyou @DannyO and @Sarabro2 for everything. Amazing. She's perfect x."

Soap star Jacqueline and boyfriend Dan announced in August that they were expecting a baby. The couple had rekindled their relationship earlier on in the summer and said they were both "thrilled" by the news.

Throughout her pregnancy, Jacqueline kept fans updated with lots of pictures of her growing baby bump and even shared her first scan photo with followers on Twitter.

Jacqueline Jossa shares first baby scan picture with fans - 2 October 2014

© Instagram / jacjossa

Despite hitting a rocky patch in their relationship, Jacqueline and Dan were back on track in December and have been excitedly awaiting the arrival of their baby.

After finding out their baby's sex, Jacqueline and Dan kept fans guessing before eventually revealing last month that they were expecting a daughter together.

Sharing a colour picture of their pink sponge baby sexing cake, Dan told their fans: "Can't keep it a secret anymore.. Me and @jacjossa are having a girl!"

TOWIE's Dan Osborne reveals he and pregnant girlfriend Jacqueline Jossa are expecting a baby girl, 9 January 2015

© Twitter / @DannyO

Last month, Dan and Jacqueline walked the red carpet at the National Television Awards but, since then, she has been putting her feet up and resting.

On Saturday, Jacqueline's mum tweeted: "@jacquelineMjos any sign of baby yet I'm excited!! Why do they have to cook so long????"

Well, she didn't have long to wait, as Ella finally made her appearance yesterday evening!

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