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'Ecstatic' Denise Van Outen welcomes baby Betsy - her first child with Lee Mead

03 MAY 2010

Denise Van Outen and her West End star husband Lee Mead are celebrating after welcoming a baby daughter.

Baby Betsy Mead was born on Saturday at 12.24pm, weighing 7lb 10oz.

A spokesman for the couple – who wed last year in the Seychelles - said that mother and baby were doing well, as was first time dad Lee.

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"We are proud parents and very ecstatic," said an overjoyed Denise, 35.

The glam blonde met Lee when he was a contestant on talent show Any Dream Will Do, on which Denise was a judge.

Twenty-eight-year-old Lee won the lead role in Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and won Denise's heart too.

A little brother or sister for Betsy could soon be on the way – Denise has said they won't wait too long before trying for another baby.

"We want to have this baby and then get going on the second quickly," she recently said.

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