Strictly Come Dancing host Tess Daly and husband, Vernon Kay, welcomed their second daughter, Amber Isabella, at a London hospital on May 31st. The little girl weighed 7lb 15oz.
Vernon told the Sunday Mirror, “She is absolutely beautiful and I am thrilled.”
Amber Isabella joins big sister, Phoebe Elizabeth, 4. Phoebe Elizabeth was born by caesarean section, but Tess and Vernon had hoped to have a natural birth this time.
Vernon said recently, “We’re both really excited about the little ‘un. Tess is determined to have a natural birth after having a caesarean last time. We’ve got all the books and looked at lots of pictures of ladies squatting. She’s the best-looking pregnant woman in the world. Her skin is so beautiful right now and everything’s gone great so far.”
The couple confirmed the pregnancy in December after weeks of speculation.
Tess said at the time, “We are over the moon about the prospect of a new addition to our family. We’re very much looking forward to having a brother or sister for Phoebe to play with.”
Tess, 38, is expected to focus on her new baby for the next few months before returning for the next series of Strictly Come Dancing, alongside Bruce Forsyth, in September.
A source said, “Tess loves motherhood more than anything and as a couple family life for them always comes first before work.”