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Update: Geri Halliwell and husband Christian Horner welcome baby boy – see the first photo!

Emmy Griffiths, Gemma Strong

Geri Halliwell and Christian Horner have welcomed their first child together – a bouncing baby boy!

The former Spice Girls star took to Instagram on Saturday afternoon to share the very first photo of her newborn son, and to officially announce his name. "Montague George Hector Horner arrived this morning, a beautiful little brother for Bluebell and Olivia #amazing-day #grateful #monty," she captioned a black and white image showing her new arrival's tiny feet.

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Geri Halliwell has shared the first photo of her son - Montague George Hector Horner

Geri posted the sweet picture just a few hours after announcing her baby's arrival to fans. Taking to Twitter, she wrote: "Christian and I are delighted to announce our baby boy was born this morning weighing 7lbs 8oz." The mother-of-two was immediately met with congratulations from fans and well-wishers including TV presenter Alex Jones, who wrote: "Congratulations!!! Lovely news. Don't think I'll be far behind you."

Just yesterday, the star shared a photo of her huge baby bump, writing a simple "Hello" for the caption.

The 44-year-old and her husband shared the exciting news of her pregnancy back in October with a joint statement that read: "Spice Girl Geri Horner, 44, and husband Christian Horner OBE, 42, are absolutely delighted to announce they are expecting their first child together. The couple is overjoyed with the good news and cannot wait to welcome the newest addition to their family." Geri also revealed the exciting news on Instagram, writing "God bless Mother Nature #mamaspice," alongside a sketch of a heavily pregnant woman.

Hello. ❤

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The Spice Girls exhibition Twitter account pointed out that Geri's baby boy celebrates his birthday on the same day as Geri's good friend and Spice Girls band member Emma Bunton, writing: "Oh my goodness congratulations! Born on the same day as @EmmaBunton it really is your very own #BabySpice. Hope you are well."

Emma was delighted by the news, tweeting: "Amazing news, so happy! #birthdaytwins #birthdaymade love you all." She had previously spoken about Geri's pregnancy, telling BANG Showbiz: "I'm over the moon, she is going to be an amazing mum, for the second time. I'll be babysitting, but we are all working mums so she doesn't need any advice from me. It's very exciting."

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