Made in Chelsea star Binky Felstead welcomes first child with Josh Patterson
Made in Chelsea star Binky Felstead is celebrating the arrival of her first child with Josh 'JP' Patterson.
The former couple, who are working together on forging a relationship in order to best co-parent their child, announced the exciting news on Instagram. JP shared a sweet photo of their daughter's foot with the caption, "I'm a Daddy!"
It's expected they have signed an exclusive deal with a glossy magazine to formally introduce their daughter in the world in similar fashion to their surprise pregnancy announcement with Hello! magazine.
Both announced their departure from the hit E4 show that made them famous, which Binky has been part of since its launch in 2011, for their own spin-off programme following their journey as new parents.
Cameras have been following the pair in the run-up to the baby's birth and will document their first few weeks as parents, which will also air on E4, although the show's name and transmission date have yet to be released.
"There won’t be cameras in the delivery suite. We don’t want to overexpose the baby," Binky said of the decision.
"She’s had to take a backseat to the rows and romances during the latest series of Made in Chelsea, but the spinoff will see cameras right by her side, capturing all the magical moments and hardships of this new stage in her life," a source told The Sun.
"This is truly a Made in Chelsea first – no single cast member has ever anchored their own show."
As for her relationship with JP, the reality tv star said they are more in love than ever and that the pregnancy has brought them closer together.
"We are beyond the boyfriend and girlfriend thing," she told Mail Online.
"A lot of people automatically thought that the baby could be a bad thing for our relationship, and that if we got together again it was just for the baby. We have always loved each other. The love was never gone."
When their baby girl arrives, Binky will have her mother Jane, who regularly appears on MIC, on hand to support her too.