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03/11/2017 08:33 GMT | Updated 03/11/2017 11:52 GMT

Ferne McCann Gives Birth To A Baby Girl A Week Before Her Due Date

McCann has shared the first photo of her newborn baby.

Ferne McCann’s has given birth to her first child - a baby girl.

The ‘TOWIE’ star revealed her little girl had taken her by surprise by arriving a week before her due date.

“Welcome to the world my darling,” she wrote on Instagram as she shared the first photo of her daughter on Thursday 2 November.

“Didn’t expect to see you a week early. I’m so in love and bursting with pride. It’s a girl.”

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McCann’s pregnancy has been full of surprises. She told Holly Willoughby on ‘This Morning’ that she hadn’t been planning to get pregnant.

“Missing a period is the biggest indicator,” she said. “I was really worried.

“My mum said do a test. I bought two just to be sure. I took one test, it said that I was pregnant - you almost don’t believe it - then I did the other one.

“So I got over the initial shock. My mum, my family, everyone got over the initial shock and I’m just so excited.

“I feel like this is a blessing.”

She also revealed that she hadn’t found out the sex of her baby at her scan appointment as she wanted that to be a surprise when she gave birth.

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Ferne McCann 

The newborn’s father, McCann’s ex-boyfriend Arthur Collins, is currently standing trial over an acid attack at a London nightclub in April.