This Morning's Sian Welby gives birth to first child and reveals sweet name

Sian Welby is leaving This Morning to go on maternity leave and her replacement was introduced to viewers this Monday
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This Morning star Sian Welby has welcomed her first child with fiance Jake Beckett. The 37-year-old, who is also a host on Capital Breakfast, shared the news with her social media followers on Saturday, June 29.

Sharing a series of photos of her daughter Sian wrote: “Our little Ruby,” revealing the newborn’s name for the first time. Upon making the announcement she was inundated with messages.

Fellow Capital radio star Sonny Jay wrote: “Ruby & Mia are already besties and they don’t know it yet.” Meanwhile, the official This Morning account wrote: “A massive congratulations to you both, from the whole team here at TM! We can’t wait to meet little Ruby!”

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Jordan North’s Help I Sexted My Boss co-host William Hanson wrote: “Congratulations both of you!” And Inbetweeners star Emily Atack posted a string of heart emojis.

Earlier this month, when hosting her final Capital Breakfast show before going on maternity leave, Sian's co-hosts Jordan North and Chris Stark told her that she was going to make an excellent mum. "You are going to have the most amazing time, I've got a little girl myself. She's 9, but watching her grow up has been so special for me, she's intelligent, she's creative," Chris said. "Having a little girl – just having a baby is going to be amazing."

Jordan added: "I mean it when I say it, you're both going to be great parents. You're going to be the best mum and he's going to be the best dad. Honestly, we're so happy for you."

Kemi Rogers is replacing Sian on the radio during her maternity leave, while This Morning is regularly presented by Cat Deeley and Ben Shephard on Mondays through Thursdays, and Alison Hammond and Dermot O'Leary on Fridays. For the latest TV & Showbiz news, sign up to our newsletter.