APPRENTICE star James Hill and his girlfriend Naomi Hibbert have welcomed their first child together – on Father’s Day.
James, 34, announced their happy news to fans on Instagram while sharing some gorgeous photographs of their baby girl.
James Hill has become a dad on Father’s DayCredit: Instagram/jameshill
The reality star and his girlfriend Naomi Hibbert have welcomed a daughterCredit: Instagram/jameshill
The couple have called their daughter Nola Penelope Rachel Hill, with James describing his new bundle as a “princess”.
James, who is enjoying a moment of skin-to-skin in one snap, said: “Today on Father’s Day I received the most precious gift anyone father could ever ask for. A beautiful healthy little baby girl weighing 6lb 10oz.
“Watching this little gentle human being grow from inside my partner’s tummy over the last nine months has been the most overwhelming experience you could ever imagine and nothing could ever prepare you for it.
“I am so bless[ed] and honoured to share this with you and proud to now call myself a Dad. The admiration and respect I have for the bravery of @naomimargot_ and every single woman out there who has carried and nurtured a baby is indescribable.”
James says his ‘respect and admiration’ for Naomi in ‘indescribable’Credit: Instagram/jameshill
James has been in a relationship with the former Topshop sales assistant since 2016Credit: Instagram/jameshill
James, who won the 2015 series of Celebrity Big Brother, continued: “I have made some bad and some good decisions in my life but now every decision I make is not just about me anymore but about my family too and I’m so excited about the journey ahead!
“Welcome to the world my precious little princess Nola Penelope Rachel Hill.”
James’ photo selection also included several pictures of Naomi cuddling their baby girl shortly after giving birth to her, and a picture of him leaving hospital with Nola in her car seat.
The reality star also shared an adorable video filmed as he gently stroked Nola’s tiny hand while she lay in her hospital crib.
James shared a gorgeous video of Nola
The star strokes his baby’s hand and tells her he is her daddyCredit: instagram
He quietly asks his baby girl in the clip: “Am I your daddy? Am I your daddy? You’re wondering who I am, aren’t you?
“I’m the one who has been singing to you for the last six months in the belly. Yeah, it’s me. It’s me that’s been singing to you. And now you’re here.”
James and former Topshop assistant Naomi, who have been in a relationship since 2016, have been inundated with messages from both friends and fans.
James appeared in the 2014 series of The ApprenticeCredit: Handout
He went on to win Celebrity Big Brother in 2015Credit: PA:Press Association
Vicky Pattison, who starred alongside James on Celebrity Coach Trip in 2019, commented: “Omg… congratulations Mr! She’s beautiful.”
Former Atomic Kitten star Natasha Hamilton added: “Ah mate!!! What wonderful news! Huge congratulations to you all!! And happy Father’s Day ?.”
American reality star Austin Armacost, who appeared in the 2015 series of CBB with James, meanwhile added: “Congrats pal! What a little beaut ?.”