Michelle Dewberry welcomes baby boy nine weeks early

Michelle Dewberry poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'Darkest Hour', in London, Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)
Michelle Dewberry at the premier of Darkest Hour in 2017. (Invision/AP)

Former Apprentice winner Michelle Dewberry has announced the arrival of her son, who has been born nine weeks early.

The businesswoman shared her baby news on Twitter, adding that she would be taking things "day by day" as the premature tot is monitored in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).

Sharing photos of her son, the 40-year-old wrote: "So happy to share that I’m now a mummy!

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"After a month in hospital & lots of complications, my little man came into this world way too early (31 weeks) but takes after his mamma & is a fighter.

"I’m in love. Our next chapter, that of NICU is now upon us. We take it day by day."

Dewberry first disclosed that she and partner Simon Jordan, former owner of Crystal Palace, were expecting a baby back in April.

In June, she divulged that her waters had broken at 28 weeks which saw her brought into hospital for an extended stay where she was subsequently diagnosed with preterm premature rupture of the membranes.

Michelle Dewberry, the former winner of The Apprentice and Brexit Party candidate for Hull West & Hessle, with former Crystal Palace owner Simon Jordan after she failed to win the Kingston upon Hull West & Hessle seat at the Guildhall in Hull in the 2019 General Election. (Photo by Danny Lawson/PA Images via Getty Images)
Apprentice winner Michelle Dewberry and Crystal Palace owner Simon Jordan. (PA Images via Getty Images)

At the time, Dewberry described her experience after being admitted to hospital as "pretty horrendous" as well as "traumatic".

Dewberry won the second series of The Apprentice back in 2006. She's also ventured into politics after standing as an independent candidate in the 2017 general election for Hull West and Hessle, with just 5.5% of the vote.

She also stood for the constituency again in 2019 for the Brexit Party, coming third with 18% of the vote.

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