Emily Atack’s mum shares new photo of newborn Barney and reveals she’s ‘smitten’ with grandson

-Credit: (Image: emilyatackofficial/Instagram)
-Credit: (Image: emilyatackofficial/Instagram)

Kate Robbins, mother of former Inbetweeners star Emily Atack, 35, has shared an adorable new photo of her grandson, Barney.

The actress posted the sweet snap to her Instagram followers a day after her daughter announced the birth of her baby. Alongside a black and white picture of herself looking into baby Barney’s eyes, she penned: “I’m a grandma for the first time! Smitten with our Barney, So happy for Emily & Alistair.”

Fans and celebrity friends took to the comments to gush over the bundle of joy, and to congratulate the family on the new arrival.

“Congratulations x,” wrote Keith Lemon star Leigh Francis.

Chizzy Akudolo penned: “Congrats GlamMa and massive congrats @emilyatack.”

Emily mum Kate and baby
Emily's mum Kate said she was 'smitten' with her grandson -Credit:Instagram/katerobbins

The Chase star Mark Labbett commented: “Fantastic, good wishes and health to all involved :) x.”

“Congratulations Grandma!” exclaimed Ruth Langsford.

Emily announced the birth of her first child on Thursday night with an adorable family snap of herself, boyfriend Alistair Garner and Barney, alongside the caption: “We have a beautiful son. Barney James Garner. All my dreams have come true”.

Like her mother’s, the star’s adorable Instagram post was flooded with likes and comments from well wishers, including celebrity friends.

“Oh darling Em! Yay! Congratulations to you both. Loads of love and welcome to the world little Barney,” wrote Lisa Snowdon.

Pregnant Emily Atack shows off bump
The star announced she was pregnant back in December -Credit:Instagram/EmilyAtack

“Awww welcome to the world Barney! Congratulations Emily,” wrote singer and X-Factor runner-up, Fleur East.

“Gorgeous family! Proud of you x,” said former Love Island host, Laura Whitmore.

Vicky Pattison, Peter Andre, Ashley Roberts and Kimberly Walsh were also amongst the huge number of celebrities sending the couple a huge congratulations.

The I’m A Celebrity winner announced her pregnancy in December, and had been documenting her journey towards motherhood ever since. She announced she was having a boy during an interview on Loose Women , where she opened up about her symptoms and how she felt about becoming a new mum.

"It’s not a barrel of laughs is it?!” she told the panel, admitting that the journey had been ‘very very hard.’

“It’s so exciting, it’s very, very hard but I feel extremely connected to my body in ways that I’ve never been before. I used to get told off by my friends for not looking after myself enough and staying up too late and all of that and now I’m like, ‘No, my body is a vessel’. It’s so important that I get an early night and I’m really looking after myself,” she said on the ITV show.