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Holly Willoughby has a baby girl

The This Morning and Dancing on Ice presenter gives birth after 36 hour labour

Posted: 15 April 2011
by Daniella Delaney
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Happy Holly! Miss Willoughby's become a mum for the second time

It's been the longest celebrity birth in history, but Holly Willoughby finally gave birth last night.

The This Morning presenter's 36 hour labour was followed by fans and wellwishers via Twitter as friends including Fearne Cotton and Phillip Schofield tweeted about her progress.

Keeping up the social networking tradition, the new mum tweeted news of her new arrival saying: "Thank you for all your support these last few days. Belle Baldwin finally arrived at 5:10pm today weighing 5lbs 2oz. She's amazing."

Her co-presenter added: "Holly doing well and a baby girl is also doing well. Tiny but a beauty! Wonder if she has Baby Belle on her tag?"

Best friend Fearne Cotton tweeted: "So happy for my Holly dolly!! A gorgeous baby girl!"

We'll keep you updated on how mummy Holly's getting on after the long birth. What do you think of her choice of name?

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