Stacey Solomon and her partner Joe Swash have announced the birth of their first child together.

Actor Swash posted a photo of TV presenter Solomon and their newborn baby on Instagram on Thursday (May 23) and wrote: "This morning. A lot earlier than planned I watched the love of my life, bring a new life into the world.

"We are overwhelmed, overjoyed and apprehensive of what's to come. Mummy and baby are well and resting.

"We are so grateful for all of the love, support and positivity we've received over the last 8 months. I'm lost for words to describe how I'm feeling.

"So for now, I'm going to spend the next few days and the rest of my life falling more in love with these two humans.

"I didn't think it possible but, today I witnessed the impossible.

"My partner, My love, my life, you are a super human. I am forever in awe. Joe X (sic)"

Solomon is already mother to sons Zachary, 11, and Leighton, seven, while Swash is father to son Harry, 11, from previous relationships.

The couple have not yet announced the baby's gender, name or any other details.

They revealed they were expecting their first child together in February.

"I can't begin to describe how happy we are to be able to share this wonderful news," ex-EastEnders star Swash wrote in an Instagram post.

"We've been so blessed with 3 incredible children that we've had the privilege of raising and we are forever grateful to have the chance to become parents to another wonderful child. It's all very overwhelming and emotional and we couldn't be happier right now."