Stacey Dooley gives birth and reveals baby's name: 'My little masterpiece!'

Stacey Dooley attends the Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards 2021 at Television Centre on June 06, 2021 in London, England
Stacey Dooley has announced the arrival of a baby daughter. (Getty Images)

Stacey Dooley has confirmed to fans that she has given birth.

It is the 35-year-old TV star's first child with boyfriend Kevin Clifton, 40 - a former Strictly Come Dancing professional.

In an Instagram post, the presenter shared a picture of an envelope revealing she's welcomed a daughter called Minnie.

Captioning the image, she wrote: "Our Daughter is here. My little masterpiece! I’m COMPLETELY OBSESSED. Love you Minnie, Love you Kev x.”

According to, the origin of the name Minnie – which might be Disney-inspired – is understood to be German and means 'loving memory'.

Dooley's post soon received more than 75,000 'likes' from social media users, with many of her famous friends commenting.

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This included Dermot O’Leary who wrote: "Huge congrats!"

Meanwhile, Daisy Lowe – who is also pregnant with her first child – shared: "Oh congratulations!!! Sending you all the biggest hugs and all our love."

Stacey Dooley and Kevin Clifton attend the
It is the TV star's first child with boyfriend Kevin Clifton. (Getty Images)
Strictly Come Dancing's Stacey Dooley and Kevin Clifton leave the hotel on October 06, 2018 in London, England
The couple (pictured in 2018) met as dance partners on Strictly Come Dancing. (Getty Images)

Alex Scott added "congrats to you both", while Amanda Holden left a love heart emoji.

Dooley and Clifton first met as dance partners on the 2018 series of Strictly, which they went on to win, and at the time they were both coming to the end of their relationships with other people.

She was with her boyfriend Sam Tucknott of seven years, while he was going through a divorce with fellow dance professional Karen Hauer.

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The couple, who announced they were dating a few months after the competition ended, revealed that they were expecting their first child back in August.

Captioning an Instagram post of her holding her bump, she wrote: “Gaaaaaaang.....We are having a baby! So b****y delighted. Kev, you’re magic, I love youuuu.

"(Was becoming impossible to hide and if one more person asks me if I've had my tits done in LA I'm gonna scream)."

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