Blue star Simon Webbe is a new dad

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Blue singer Simon Webbe has welcomed his first child with his wife Ayshen.

Simon announced the big news on his Instagram page on Tuesday alongside a picture from their pregnancy reveal shoot with Hello! magazine back in January.

"We're so blessed to announce we have a new arrival," he wrote in the caption. "Our baby is doing well, Mummy is in recovery and Daddy is rushed off his feet!

"We want to be honest and let you know we're in our perfect bubble - our pregnancy reveal was with @hellomag and you will finally get to meet our bundle of joy through them too! We can't wait to introduce you to the most perfect baby. We're so in love. Thank you so much for all your support - it means the world."

The new arrival comes after two trying years for Webbe and his wife, who suffered miscarriages in early 2019 and 2020.

The baby is talent manager Ayshen's first child, but Simon's second - he also has a 24-year-old daughter from a previous relationship with Nicola Jones.

Simon's Blue bandmate Antony Costa was among the first people to congratulate the new parents in the comments section beneath the singer's post, writing: "Congratulations to you both... can't wait to meet your new arrival. I think I'll be the better uncle out of the lads."

Simon and Ayshen tied the knot in 2018.