James Hill has announced that he’s welcomed his first child with long-term partner Naomi Hibbert.
The Apprentice star, 34, who was also crowned the winner of Celebrity Big Brother in 2015, shared the happy news to Instagram on Father’s Day.
Gushing that he feels ‘so proud to now call himself a dad’, James revealed he has called his little girl Nola Penelope Rachel Hill.
Congratulations! James Hill has announced that he’s welcomed his first child with long-term partner Naomi Hibbert, a baby girl called Nola who arrived on Father’s Day
James shared a selection of adorable snaps of baby Nola, with the first showing him gazing at his daughter while they enjoyed some skin-to-skin time.
Other pictures showed new mum Naomi cradling her little girl shortly after giving birth and looking radiant as she had some more cuddles in a hospital chair.
The TV personality, who has been dating Naomi since 2016, also posted a short video of Nola wrapped up in knitted white blankets and wearing a sweet matching hat.
Showing he’s already a doting dad, James cooed: ‘Am I your daddy? Am I your daddy? You’re wondering who I am, aren’t you?
On TV: The new dad, 34, appeared on The Apprentice in 2014 (pictured) and was also crowned the winner of Celebrity Big Brother in 2015
‘I’m the one who has been singing to you for the last six months in the belly… It’s me that’s been singing to you. And now you’re here.’
Proudly announcing his daughter’s arrival, James penned: ‘Today on Father’s Day I received the most precious gift anyone father could ever ask for.
‘A beautiful healthy little baby girl weighing 6lb 10oz.
Heading home: James gushed that he feels ‘so proud to now call himself a dad’ as he shared a series of sweet snaps with his daughter to Instagram
New mama: Naomi also looked radiant as she cradled her little girl shortly after giving birth
‘Watching this little gentle human being grow from inside my partners tummy over the last nine months has been the most overwhelming experience you could ever imagine and nothing could ever prepare you for it.
‘I am so blessed and honoured to share this with you and proud to now call myself a Dad.
‘The admiration and respect I have for the bravery of @naomimargot_ and every single women out there who has carried and nurtured a baby is indescribable.
‘I have made some bad and some good decisions in my life but now every decision I make is not just about me anymore but about my family too and I’m so excited about the journey ahead!
Adorable! Baby Nola was also seen wearing a sweet knitted hat and wrapped in a matching blanket as doting dad James spoke to her in a short clip
Family: James and Naomi have been dating since 2016 and Nola is their first child together
‘Today on Father’s Day I received the most precious gift’: The TV personality shared a long post announcing the happy news and said that ‘every decision’ from now on is about his family
‘Welcome to the world my precious little princess Nola Penelope Rachel Hill 20:48 19/06/2021.’
James’ pals and CBB housemates were quick to congratulate him and Naomi on the birth of their daughter, with Vicky Pattison writing: ‘Omg… congratulations Mr! She’s beautiful.’
While former Atomic Kitten star Natasha Hamilton, who starred on the same series of CBB as James, penned: ‘Ah mate!!! What wonderful news! Huge congratulations to you all!! And happy Father’s Day.’
And American reality star Austin Armacost, who also appeared in the 2015 series of CBB and ended as the runner-up, added: ‘Congrats pal! What a little beaut.’
James won Celebrity Big Brother in 2015 after receiving the most votes from the British public, narrowly beating Austin.
Well wishes: James celeb pals and fellow Celebrity Big Brother housemates from 2015 sent their congratulations in the comments
Host Emma Willis revealed there was less than two per cent in between the two boys, who became the best of friends during their time in the house.
In third place was singer Natasha , closely followed by funnyman Bobby Davro in fourth.
James appeared on The Apprentice in 2015 but was sent packing by Alan Sugar after leaving the businessman rather unimpressed following a country fair task.
He put himself in charge of his team, Summit, in a challenge to choose the best products to sell at a rural event, but took only £4,757 compared to rivals Tenacity who managed £30,615.
Winner! James won Celebrity Big Brother in 2015 (pictured) after receiving the most votes from the British public, narrowly beating American reality star Austin Armacost