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Kara Tointon has welcomed her second child – a baby boy.
The Strictly star told Hello magazine: "Our second bundle of joy arrived on Friday 8th January at 9.46 am weighing 7.25 pounds."
She added she and Norwegian fiancé Marius: "Couldn’t be more excited to start 2021 with this incredibly cool little man joining our family."
And Kara thanked the hospital which delivered her son, adding: "Thank you to the amazing team at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital for bringing him into the world safely."
Kara Tointon has welcomed her second child with Norwegian fiancé Marius
(Image: Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)
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Ex-EastEnders star Kara did not announce her son's name, having previously shared she was struggling to come up with the perfect moniker.
The new mum, who already shares son Frey, two, with Marius took to Instagram recently to think up some names for her unborn son.
Alongside the snap, she wrote: "Another name possibility came to us today. Two so far. Inspiration welcomed."
Kara took to Instagram to share a cute first picture
The gorgeous actress confirmed in October she was then six months pregnant with her second baby.
Her pregnancy was a happy surprise for the lovebirds, who wanted to give their son Frey a sibling.
She told Hello at the time: "I think this year has brought so many things in different ways. At the beginning of the year I was due to start a play, and now I am at home in a little cocoon and pregnant.
"We really wanted a sibling for Frey. So we said: 'If it happens, it happens; let's go with the flow,' and it happened much quicker than we expected. I did the test in May. We weren't shocked but it was a surprise, and we feel so lucky…"
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Kara is seen during her pregnancy with son Frey
She added: "I am thinking how lovely for Frey to have a brother. I'll be outnumbered with Marius and two boys but bring it on."
Kara and Marius’ love story spans over three years back to when they debuted their romance at the Wimbledon tennis championships in 2017.
And they welcomed little Frey together in November 2018.
In 2019, Kara had spoken of her plans to marry Marius in his native Norway in 2020, but she said that her mum's health was her "priority" as she hadn't been well.
Of course, the coronavirus pandemic would have put a pause on their wedding plans either way.
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