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Ashley Cain shared his heartache as he marked the first Father's Day since the tragic death of his baby girl.

Little Azyalia, who Ashley shared with his partner Safiyya Vorajee, tragically lost her battle with leukaemia in April at just eight months old.

Today, the devastated dad, who rose to fame on Ex on the Beach, marked the day by sharing an adorable video of little Azaylia smiling in her hospital bed as he danced to entertain her.

His beautiful little girl smiled up at him as he chatted to her about how well she slept the night before, thanking her for giving him a lie in.

Ashley, 30, wrote: "Fathers Day

Ashley marked Father's Day
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He shared an adorable video of himself dancing for Azaylia
(Image: Instagram)

"Last night, I was scrolling through some photos and videos for hours as I couldn’t sleep with today pending…

"One of the things that I miss the most about Azaylia, is our sleepovers at the hospital. The feeling when I woke up next to her in the morning, drew the blinds and seen her beautiful face with that incredible smile was magical. The fact I’d been gifted another day with the love of my life, when no day was promised, was euphoric and indescribable.

"First thing, we used to set the tempo for the rest of the day. It was important to start the day off right with positive vibes, good energy and endless amounts of appreciation. Despite what Azaylia was going through, she would ALWAYS greet me with the most overwhelming energy and stunning smile, which gave me all the strength and courage I needed to fuel my mind, heart and spirits through another day battling by her side."

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He added: "Azaylia seemed to be able to lift the spirits of anyone in her presence and especially me because of her sheer strength, great hearted bravery and beautifully bright ora. When I thought I had to be strong for her, it turned out she was the source of my strength. When I thought I needed to be brave for her, she was the reason for my courage. When I thought she needed to see me smiling and positive, she was always my inspiration. & when I thought I needed to give it 100 to fight by her side everyday, she was already giving 120!

"If I could pick any 8 months of my life to relive, it would begin on the 10.08.20. Azaylia made the hardest and most devastating time any parent could go through, without question, the BEST days of my life! A time where I’d give up the remaining years of mine in a split second, to experience it with her again.

Azaylia's beautiful smile
(Image: Instagram)

Ashley said he'd relive the eight months he had with her if he could

"Azaylia Diamond Cain – You’re the most amazing daughter any daddy could wish for and I miss you so much. Even though my heart is broken beyond repair, I feel incredibly blessed to be your daddy and HONOURED to be lucky enough to to call you my daughter. You changed my life, you saved my life and you MADE my life. I LOVE YOU CHAMP – MY HERO!"

Safiyya took to the comments section to pay a public tribute to her partner.

She told him: "Best daddy ever everything about this post it made my heart swell, my eyes blurry with tears, and have the biggest lump in my throat.

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"Azaylia will show you amazing signs today, she will be dancing with you & holding you so tightly, the bond and love between you both will never be broken, she has made you proud & you will continue to make her proud by keeping her legacy going, while always holding her so closely in your heart, I am here for you always & today we will make it special for you both I’m so proud of you babe,

"happy Father’s Day Azaylia our hero"