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Peter Andre and Emily MacDonagh welcome second child

Gemma Strong

Peter Andre and Emily MacDonagh are celebrating the safe arrival of a newborn son. The 43-year-old singer announced the exciting news on Twitter on Tuesday night, telling fans: "Very very happy for our new baby boy :))." The couple are thought to have welcomed their second child together on Tuesday morning, with a spokesperson confirming to the Sun that both "mother and baby are doing fine".

The new arrival is a baby brother to Emily and Peter's two daughter Amelia, as well as Junior, 11, and Princess, nine, from his marriage to Katie Price.  The proud new dad later returned to Twitter to acknowledge the many congratulatory messages from wellwishers. "Thanks so much for all you’re lovely comments. Buzzing," he wrote.

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Peter Andre has confirmed the arrival of his second child with wife Emily MacDonagh

He also responded to one fan's question about the name of his baby boy. "@MrPeterAndre is it going to take you 6 weeks to name him?" LeahAllen_96 asked. "We'll try and do it in 5 this time," the star joked.

Peter and 27-year-old Emily weren't due to welcome their second child until December, but both had predicted the baby would come early – just as their daughter Amelia had done. "There's a date in my diary in November where I will not be more than an hour away from Ems at all times," Peter told Now magazine last month.

His wife also admitted she fully expected to go into labour ahead of schedule. "I had to go to hospital two weeks ago because I'm having contractions already, which makes me think this baby could come early," the junior doctor confided to Reveal.

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The happy couple announced Emily's pregnancy in May

Peter and Emily tied the knot in July 2015. They welcomed Amelia – who they call Millie – in January 2014, and broke the news of Emily’s second pregnancy in May of this year.

Congratulations Peter and Emily!