First Dates star Laura Tott welcomes her first child
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First Dates star Laura Tott is a mum!
Tott, who became known to fans as she worked as a waitress in the Channel 4 dating show, took to Instagram to share the happy news on Tuesday evening (29 August).
Last month, she shared a photo from a pregnancy photoshoot, writing: "8 months of carrying you Baby Clarke. Have loved watching you grow from that first ever scan picture to now. Let’s hope the next 8 weeks fly by.
"Also, please let me reassure you these are not an accurate representation of how I’ve looked this pregnancy, I have spent 99.9% of my time in the same pair of leggings and baggy T-shirts. So was certainly nice to dress up for the day. If you’re considering doing a maternity shoot, do it! So glad I have done one."
Following the baby's arrival, Tott shared a short clip of her newborn and revealed that he arrived into the world on Monday (28 August).
She announced that the newborn has been named Leo Clarke.
The TV star was flooded with messages of congratulations after sharing the news, with fans describing the young boy as 'adorable' and 'perfect'.
Tott later responded to share some more details about Leo's arrival.
In a post on her Instagram Story, she wrote: "Thank you so much for every single message. Can't believe he is here, a little earlier than expected. He is absolutely perfect and we are beyond smitten in our newborn bubble."
Tott, who began working as a paramedic after first appearing in First Dates, explained last year that she wouldn't be appearing in the dating show after filming moved from London to Manchester.
In a post on Instagram, Laura said: "As you can see, I do not appear in this new series of First Dates.
"They have moved up north to a new restaurant and wanted to freshen up the team for this series with some new local faces among the old faces, so I will not be featuring in this new series of First Dates unfortunately."
However, Laura went on to add that she's 'still very much part of the First Dates family', and expressed hope that she'd be 'back again real soon'.