Strictly couple Stacey Dooley and Kevin Clifton welcome baby girl - and share sweet name

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Stacey Dooley and Kevin Clifton have welcomed a baby girl.

Strictly Come Dancing winner Stacey announced the sweet news on Instagram. Sharing a picture of an envelope with the words 'Minnie's parents', Stacey wrote: "Our Daughter is here.

"My little masterpiece! I'm COMPLETELY OBSESSED. Love you Minnie, Love you Kev x."

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Kevin shared the same picture on his Instagram, adding that baby Minnie is "the most beautiful thing I've ever seen".

The couple were flooded with messages of congratulations for their new arrival. Strictly judge Motsi Mabuse wrote: "Congratulations guys!!!! Exciting times ahead!! All the best."

On Kevin's post, she added: "Congratulations my friend!! It's the beginning of a very exciting capital of your life ! I wish you all best."

Comedian Susan Calman, who competed with Kevin in the 2017 series of Strictly, added: "The most amazing thing. So happy for you both. Congratulations partner xxx"

Kevin's sister Joanne Clifton, a fellow ex-Strictly pro, wrote: "Love all 3 of you… Auntie Jo."

Joanne also shared the photo on her own Instagram page, writing: "Me and @aj_jenksuk are the proudest Auntie and Uncle to baby Minnie.

"@keviclifton and @sjdooley are already the BEST Mummy and Daddy !!!"

Stacey, who met Kevin while competing in the BBC show back in 2018, announced she was pregnant last summer.

She posted a polaroid of herself cradling her baby bump, captioning it: "Gaaaaaaang….. We are having a baby. So bloody delighted. Kev, you're magic, I love youuuu.

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"[It] was becoming impossible to hide."

Kevin also shared the picture on his Instagram page, adding: "We're having a baby! And I think my girl @sjdooley looks beautiful pregnant."

Following the news, Kevin shared his excitement when he appeared on The One Show.

"Yes, thank you very much! I am very excited. I am gonna have to grow up now," he said.

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