05/08/2014 06:37 BST | Updated 05/08/2014 06:59 BST

Katie Price Baby: Rylan Clark And Michelle Heaton Congratulate The Former Glamour Model On Her Daughter's Arrival

Katie Price’s celeb pals have taken to Twitter to send their congratulations to the star, following the news that her fifth child arrived in Monday afternoon.

Former ‘X Factor’ contestant Rylan Clark, who was runner-up in the 2011 series ‘Signed By Katie Price’, was the first to share his best wishes, cracking a joke about the baby’s early arrival.

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Katie is thought to have given birth two weeks ahead of her planned C-section, after going into labour.

Rylan took to Twitter minutes after Katie’s agent announced the baby girl’s arrival, writing: “Over the moon for @MissKatiePrice and Kieran on the birth of their new baby girl!!!! Thanking The Lord it wasn't on my kitchen floor! Xxxxx.”

Meanwhile, Katie’s pal Michelle Heaton posted a more cryptic message, consisting entirely of two emoticons.

Katie announced her pregnancy just a few months ago and the new baby is her fifth child, her second with current husband Kieran Hayler.

Despite the fact Katie announced her plan to divorce Kieran back in April, the couple have decided to give things another go.

“We’re working on our relationship and taking it day by day,” Katie tells OK!, in an interview given just days before the baby’s arrival. “It’s three months on, I’ve been very up and down because I’m pregnant and it’s been a tough time, but things are starting to get better now.”

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