Sam Faiers thanks fans for "lovely" messages about her newborn son

Published Tuesday, Jan 5 2016, 11:33 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
Sam Faiers has thanked fans for their congratulatory messages following the birth of her first child last month.

The former TOWIE star welcomed a baby boy on 29 December and has, understandably, been so preoccupied with him she's only just seen the thousands of messages that poured in from well wishers.

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Sam said: "Only just getting the chance to have a look through my messages and tweets on here. Thank you so much everyone. The support and kind tweets mean so much."

The 25-year-old reality star gave birth to her first child just two days before her own New Year's Eve birthday. So far, she and property developer boyfriend Paul Knightley have not revealed the tot's name or given fans a look at his face.

Sam has instead posted a couple of sweet images to Instagram showing her bundle of joy from the side and zoomed in on his tiny hand.

She said this week: "So in love. Words can't describe."

Sam's the sixth TOWIE star to have a baby since the show began back in 2010. Her sister Billie Faiers is a mum to daughter Nelly, one, while Georgina Dorsett, Billi Mucklow, Dan Osborne and Danni Park-Dempsey have all welcomed children.

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