Andre 'thrilled' to be dad again
8:42am Wednesday 8th January 2014 in © Press Association 2014
Peter Andre has become a father once more, after his girlfriend gave birth to a "beautiful baby girl".
The TV star already has two children - Princess and Junior - from his relationship with ex-wife Katie Price.
Peter's partner Emily MacDonagh gave birth to the unnamed girl at Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton, Somerset.
He shared the news with fans by posting a message online. It said: "Now that I have had the opportunity to tell Junior & Pringles (Princess), we are very happy to announce the safe arrival of our beautiful baby girl.
"We are extremely thrilled and mum and bubba are doing fine. We are looking forward to a nice quiet couple of weeks getting to know our baby."
Peter, 40, also thanked staff at the hospital.
Rumours have been rife on Twitter and Facebook that the TV star had become a father again.
One Twitter user wrote: "Peter Andre is in the hospital I work at with Emily and his baby daughter omg."
And the Somerset County Gazette said that it received a tip-off from a member of the public to say their daughter's friend, who was giving birth at the hospital, saw the celebrity couple.
The pair, who met through Emily's father, a surgeon, dated for around a year before announcing that they were to be parents.