Westlife star Shane Filan and his wife Gillian are celebrating the birth of their first child, a baby girl.

According to reports, baby Nicole, who was born 10 days premature at Sligo General Hospital, weighed 5lbs 7oz.

The couple, who are both 26, married a year and half ago. According to the Sunday Mirror, singer Filan said: "It was the most emotional and amazing experience of my life."

"The baby looks like me. She's got dark hair and is absolutely gorgeous. Gillian will be staying in hospital for a few days and I can't wait to get her and Nicole back home," he said.