Rachel Adedeji gives birth: Hollyoaks and X Factor star welcomes first child with husband Jason Finnegan and reveals first baby picture

Posted on Dec 26 2017 - 6:09pm by admin

TV Choice Awards - Red Carpet ArrivalsRachel Adedeji has given birth [Getty]

The Hollyoaks and X Factor star, who announced she was six months pregnant in August, has revealed she’s welcomed her little one with husband Jason Finnegan.

Taking to Twitter, she wrote: “Merry Christmas guys!! I was blessed to have received my christmas present a whole week earlier than expected. 

“We welcomed baby Adedeji-Finegan on the 21st of December at 5:38am weighing a healthy 8lbs14oz.”

Rachel Adedeji has given birth to her first childRachel Adedeji has given birth to her first child [Rachel Adedeji/Twitter ]

She also released the first glimpse of her little one, showing just two little feet sticking out from underneath a blanket. 

And fans were quick to comment on the gorgeous snap, with one writing: “Christmas miracle!”

“Congratulations Racheal! I thought you went quiet  great news looking forward to seeing you guys in the new year! X,” another wrote, while a third added: “MERRY CHRISTMAS GUYS AND CONGRATS!!!”

Rachel announced that she is six months pregnantRachel announced that she is six months pregnant [Rachel Adedeji/ Instagram ]

Rachel Adedeji has announced her pregnancyRachel Adedeji only recently announced her pregnancy [Getty]

The singer only recently revealed she was expecting her first child on social media.

Announcing her happy news on Twitter, Rachel wrote: “Delighted to say that my husband and I are expecting our first child!  Baby Adedeji will be due 27th December Xx.”

The singer turned actress also shared a picture of herself and husband Jason Finnegan where they are beaming at the camera, with Rachel’s bump on full display. 

Rachel Adedeji arrives for the TV Choice Awards Rachel Adedeji arrives for the TV Choice Awards [Getty]

Her husband also retweeted Rachel’s tweet, writing: “Baby Finedeji is coming!”

The star – who was mentored by Dannii Minogue during her stint on The X Factor in 2009 – revealed that she has been getting baby advice from her Hollyoaks co-stars and new mums, Jennifer Metcalfe and Chelsee Healey. 

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