Big Brother's Louise Cliffe and Stuart Pilkington welcome baby boy

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Former Big Brother housemates Louise Cliffe and Stuart Pilkington have welcomed a baby boy.

The pair first announced the news they were expecting their first child together last year.

Louise appeared on Series 12 of Big Brother in 2011 while Stu was a housemate back in Series 9 of 2008.

The couple revealed their son Eli in a post on Instagram.

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"Our son Eli Mark Pilkington born the 1st of March at 3.30pm," Louise wrote. "We can't put into words how much we love him already or the emotions we went through.

"The hardest day of my life was also the best day of my life. Thank you to Stu Pilkington for looking after me and supporting me.

"Welcome to the world my beautiful son."

During her time in the house, Louise struck up a bit of a relationship with then fellow housemate Jay McKray and the pair married shortly after the show, only to divorce a year later.

Now Louise says she's excited be starting a family with 'best friend' Stuart.

The pair told the Daily Mail last year: "We're over the moon to announce that we're having a baby. After being best friends for years then finally getting together, we're delighted to now become a little family."

They added: "How exciting to go into 2017 knowing in advance it's definitely going to be the best year of our lives - we feel so blessed."

It's certainly not the first BB baby: Big Brother 7's Grace Adams-Short and Mikey Dalton have been married ever since they got together on the show and have two children.

And 2015 housemate Harry Amelia recently gave birth to a child with fellow housemate Nick Henderson, although the couple are no longer together.

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