This Morning's Sharon Marshall reveals first picture of new baby Betsey one day after giving birth

She tweeted next to the snap:  "Thank you so much for all your lovely messages yesterday. Here is beautiful Betsey. Life is just brilliant. Sharon and Paul xxx."

The picture comes a day after the show's presenters Holly Willoughby and Phil Schofield confirmed the show's resident soap queen had given birth.

The TV presenter, 46, and partner Paul Fletcher welcomed their bundle of joy at 1pm yesterday with Holly describing her as "absolutely perfect".

Holly said: “Yes, just a week ago to the day in fact, our Soap Queen Sharon Marshall was right here before she headed off on maternity leave, and she did not hang about – Betsey Fletcher came into the world at 1pm yesterday.

"She is absolutely perfect in every way! And look at that photograph of all of them… a little family for the very first time.”

"Huge congratulations – she is beautiful!" Phil enthused.

Sharon – who also works as a scriptwriter on Emmerdale – was presented with balloons and a deluxe  baby hamper when she went on maternity leave from the show last week.

Thanking fans for their well wishes on Twitter, she wrote: "Thank you once again This Morning viewers for the lovely messages, letters, toys and most of all – beautiful knitting.

"We have been so honoured and touched that you’d take the time to wish our growing family well. See you at the other side. (sic)"

Sharon announced her baby news in January live on This Morning – shocking Holly and Phil.

She said: "I'm pregnant. I am probably going to say everything wrong.  I am a little bit emotional."

"Who knew? Because we didn't know!" an elated Phil responded.

Sharon then admitted keeping the revelation well under wraps, though revealed she had already confided in  the programme's resident medical expert, Dr. Chris Steele, about her little secret.

She said: "Well I told Dr Chris very early so he's been keeping the secret.

"Myself and my partner Paul Fletcher, we're 14 weeks along, and we let Dr Chris into the secret a long time ago because he's the king of the corridor consultation."

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