Alesha Dixon has welcomed her second child, sharing an Instagram post on Monday to announce the happy news.
Days after photos emerged of the TV star showing off her post-baby figure while arriving for America’s Got Talent filming, Alesha confirmed she gave birth seven weeks ago.
Sharing a photo of her daughter, the star told fans she felt like ‘the luckiest girl on the planet’ as she celebrated her 41st birthday with her new addition, who she has named Anaya Safiya.
Alesha, who is already mum to Azura Sienna, six, shared a snap of her newborn wrapped in a white blanket and snuggled up against her husband Azuka Ononye for skin to skin.
She captioned the photo with her daughter’s name and date of birth, writing: ‘Anaya Safiya born 20.08.19 7 weeks ago this little angel came into our lives! As I celebrate my birthday today I feel like the luckiest girl on the planet.’
Alesha also chose her birthday to announce the birth of her first child back in 2013.
Alesha confirmed she was expecting her second child with husband Azuka in May, during an appearance on Britain’s Got Talent.
Taking to the stage during the first live show of the series, Alesha revealed her prominent baby bump in a form-fitting dress.
Her announcement was pre-empted by hosts Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly, who referenced to her pregnancy in a Morcambe and Wise style opening skit.
Alesha later admitted she was ecstatic to be expecting her second child with her husband.
‘It’s a lovely place to celebrate it,’ she said, gesturing to the audience gathered inside London’s Hammersmith Apollo.
Alesha had previously confessed she feels “so much more relaxed” in her second pregnancy.
She said: ‘I feel great actually, I feel so much more relaxed this time around. It’s great the first time around you read every single book going and the second time you’re like, “I’ve got this.”
‘Azura is amazing, she’s doing really well and kisses me every day and making sure everything’s okay. She’s so excited, beyond excited.’
Alesha’s Instagram announcement comes a day after she was pictured looking radiant while headed to the second day of America’s Got Talent rehearsals on Saturday.
The singer was accompanied by her daughter Azura as she arrived at the auditorium in Pasadena, showing off her incredible post-baby figure in a plunging black leotard and khaki linen trousers.
Alesha has been active on social media over the past seven weeks and was last pictured with a baby bump in July.
The singer is currently filming as a judge for America’s Got Talent: The Champions, after replacing Mel B on the panel.
Alesha previously explained that becoming a mother had ‘re-motivated’ her in her career, admitting:
‘I’m definitely a more sensible human being since becoming a mother. I’m not as reckless. But the most important thing Azura’s done is re-motivate me.
‘After she was born, I suddenly felt this wave of, “Now you’ve got to up your game even more.” I want her to see me doing all these amazing things, opening up the world for her so she can see what’s possible … Family life is so important.
Story sourced from – Daily Mail