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Stephanie Colderick

Former Strictly star Mollie King celebrates birth of first baby with famous cricketer partner

Former Strictly Come Dancing contestant Mollie King and her partner, professional cricketer Stuart Broad, have celebrated the arrival of their baby girl. This is their first child together.

Taking to Instagram they posted a joint photo of them on a winter walk with their new baby girl. They named the baby Annabella Broad and said: "Welcome to the world Annabella Broad. We have never been so in love" followed by a red love heart emoji.

Celebrities including former Love Island host Laura Whitmore and Welsh Strictly Come Dancing professional Amy Dowden commented well wishes on the post. Laura said: "The best!! Congrats to both! So much love" and Amy added: "Massive congratulations to you both".

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Mollie took part in Strictly Come Dancing in 2017 where she was partnered with AJ Pritchard. The pair did well on the show and they were voted out of the series in the semi-final.

Mollie and Stuart became engaged on New Year's Day 2021 and in June 2022 Mollie, who was part of the girl band The Saturdays, confirmed they were expecting a baby. She told Grazia: 'It feels weird to be saying this because we've only just told the family, but we're actually having a little girl! Having got five nephews, we were convinced we were going to be having a little boy as well, but we're over the moon to find out it's a little girl."

The Radio 1 presenter recently admitted having a baby was something she had "wanted for a really long time". Mollie and Stuart began dating in March 2018 after first meeting in 2012.

Stuart plays test cricket for the England cricket team and began his cricket career in Leicestershire before moving to Nottinghamshire. Last month, Mollie revealed that she had begun to decorate her daughter's nursery, in a snap posted to her Instagram account.


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