Great British Bake Off star Dave Friday welcomes first child with girlfriend Stacey Valentine

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Great British Bake Off star Dave Friday has welcomed his first child with girlfriend Stacey Valentine.

The 30 year old took to social media to share adorable photos of his newborn, announcing he has become a first time dad.

Dave, who is starring on the current series of the hit Channel 4 show, wrote to his 4,500 Instagram followers: "The wait is finally over!

"We're thrilled to welcome little Ronnie to the world. So excited to start the next chapter of our lives."

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The gorgeous images show Dave and Stacey cuddling up to the newborn, whilst another hilarious image shows baby Ronnie holding a whisk, already following in the footsteps of his dad.

Host of the show Matt Lucas was amongst the first to comment on the happy news, writing: "waaaaaaaaah! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!"

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Winner of the 2018 series Rahul Mandal commented: "Awww!! Isn't he just adorable! I think he is going to be as handsome as you!!"

Dave's fellow bakers were also quick to congratulate him, with Hermine writing: "He is soon cute. I want to hold him [sic]," as Rowan Williams added: "That's so lovely Dave. Worth the wait!"

Last month, Dave announced his and Stacey's first child was overdue as he failed to arrive on 25 September.

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Once again taking to Instagram, he wrote as he rested a hand on Stacey's bump: "40 week bump picture. Still no sign of little one."

When announced as a contestant for the current series of the show, it was said that Dave rarely cooked and relied entirely on his mum's cooking, teaching himself to bake once he had moved out.

His innovative and imaginative baking style has seen him sail through the competition so far, even when — in week one — his biscuits ended up on the floor after a mishap saw fellow contestant Sura Selvarajah accidentally knock them out of his hands.

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