Olivia Bowen gives birth to a baby boy

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Olivia and Alex Bowen have welcomed their first child (c) Instagram credit:Bang Showbiz
Olivia and Alex Bowen have welcomed their first child (c) Instagram credit:Bang Showbiz

Olivia Bowen has given birth to a baby boy.

The former 'Love Island' star has taken to Instagram to announce the arrival of her newborn son, Abel 'AJ' Jacob.

Olivia, 28 - who has been with husband Alex since they met on the ITV show in 2016 - posted a snap of her baby boy and captioned it: "Abel Jacob Bowen. You are everything. 10/06/22 (sic)"

Alex, 30, also posted a snap of his son on the photo-sharing platform.

The TV star wrote: "Abel Jacob Bowen, but you can call him AJ… The day our lives changed for the better 10/06/22. (sic)"

Olivia has already received lots of congratulatory messages from some of her showbiz pals, including Frankie Bridge, Danielle Armstrong, Helen Flanagan and Samira Mighty.

Frankie simply wrote: "Congrats! Xxx (sic)"

Danielle, 34, also sent her congratulations.

She said: "Awe congratulations my darling best feeling in the world [Earth emoji] (sic)"

Helen, 31 - who is best known for playing Rosie Webster in 'Coronation Street' - wrote: "Congratulations darling x (sic)"

And Samira - who starred on 'Love Island' in 2018- said: "Congratulations!!!! Xxxx (sic)"

Earlier this year, Olivia admitted she was "so excited to become a mum".

The TV star also revealed that her pregnancy was "going really fast".

She shared: "It feels very surreal still to even say it, but we both can't wait for the next part of our lives. Alex is going to be the best dad - he's so caring, kind and a big kid at heart.

"My pregnancy is going really fast; we still both can't quite believe it's happening. We're having to stop ourselves buying all the baby clothes at the moment, we just get too excited.

"Our family and friends were so shocked when we told them, but I just knew very early on, you know your body. We're not going to find out what we're having, I think the surprise will make it extra special."

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