I’m A Celeb star and Olympian Rebecca Adlington gives birth to baby boy

I'm A Celebrity star Rebecca Adlington has revealed she's given birth to her second child.

The 32-year-old retired Olympian shared the exciting news on her Instagram page on Thursday afternoon alongside a sweet photograph of the new arrival, Albie.

Sharing a snap of her baby son sleeping in a sweet blue hat and matching blue blanket, Rebecca wrote: "Welcome to the world Albie Bennett Parsons. 4.3.21."

Becky is already a mum to five-year-old Summer, and Albie is her first child with boyfriend Andy Parsons.

Unsurprisingly, a majority of the star's 93,600 followers rushed to leave a message for the star in the comment section.

One fan penned: "Aww he’s gorgeous! Congratulations!"

Another added: "What wonderful news and a beautiful boy! Congratulations so happy to read this news!"

Former Coronation Street actress Catherine Tyldesley gushed: "Oh darling!!! He’s so beautiful! Congratulations" alongside four red love heart emojis.

Strictly Come Dancing champion Ore Oduba wrote: "Aww congratulations Becky!!!"

Rebecca, who is a already a mum to five-year-old Summer, and Andy announced they were expecting their first child together in September.

At the time, the Olympian swimmer penned: ""Andy and I are excited to announce that we’re expecting.

"Summer can’t wait, she asks everyday to check my belly to see if it’s growing. Going to be a long wait until the end of Feb."

Becky met facilities manager Andy via a dating app in January 2018 and they moved in together last year.

The happy couple revealed the tot's gender during an interview with Hello! magazine in December.

Becky told the publication: "He was on his back with his legs wide open showing us his full package."

"I couldn’t stop laughing. It was such a funny, joyous moment."

She added that her and Andy always "had a feeling" their first child would be a boy.

"We had a feeling and so did our friends and family," said Becky, who shares her daughter Summer with her ex-husband Harry Needs.

"I feel different this time. I’m bigger and I’ve been craving carbs and savoury things, not sweet things like I did with Summer."

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Rebecca won two gold medals at the 2008 Summer Olympics in the 400-metre freestyle and 800-metre freestyle, breaking the 19-year-old world record of Janet Evans in the 800-metre final.

She was Britain's first Olympic swimming champion since 1988, and the first British swimmer to win two Olympic gold medals since 1908.

The sporting star announce her retirement from competitive swimming in 2013 at the age of 23.

She took part in the thirteenth series of I'm a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! the same year, where she finished in sixth place.

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