The Saturdays' Frankie Gives Birth To A Boy

The Saturdays singer Frankie Sandford has given birth to her first child, telling fans she is "absolutely besotted".

The star took to Twitter to announce the birth of her son with fiance Wayne Bridge, writing: "Wayne and I are so proud to say our little boy Parker Bridge was born this morning 7lb 13oz."

She added: "All doing well and absolutely besotted".

Speculation that the birth was imminent had been growing, as Sandford was spotted out with friends looking heavily pregnant earlier in the week.

Her bandmate Mollie King sent her congratulations on Twitter, posting: "So unbelievably happy for (Frankie) and Wayne on this incredible day! I need to meet little Parker - I can’t wait! I love him already."

Sandford announced in May that she was expecting a child with Bridge, a former Chelsea and England footballer who now plays for Reading.

The couple confirmed their engagement the previous month.

Sandford, 24, is the third member of The Saturday to become a mother.

Una Healey had a daughter, Aoife Belle, with husband Ben Foden last year, while Rochelle Humes  gave birth earlier this year to a girl, Alaia-Mai, with husband and JLS singer Marvin Humes.

Sandford has been on maternity leave from The Saturdays since August.

Speaking earlier this week, as the group released their fourth album, Living For The Weekend, Humes confirmed the group were waiting for Sandford to return before going on tour. 

"She would absolutely kill us if we went on tour without her," she is reported to have said.