Strictly's Ellie Taylor gives birth as she shares first snap of newborn after ditching Royal Variety gig

Ellie Taylor

Ellie Taylor has given birth to her second child

Alex Davies

By Alex Davies

Published: 01/12/2023

- 09:42

Updated: 01/12/2023

- 11:47

The comedian has welcomed a baby boy

Former Strictly contestant and star of Ted Lasso, Ellie Taylor, has announced she's given birth to her son.

Sharing the announcement on Instagram, Taylor hilariously revealed her son arrived early and she was set to perform in front of the Prince and Princess of Wales.

The royal duo were attending the Royal Variety Show amid the fury surrounding Omid Scobie's biography on the Sussexes.

However, while onlookers cheered their united front, Taylor was in the hospital welcoming "her own little HRH".

Taylor shared a snap of her Royal Variety outfit on Instagram and followed it up with a snap of her baby boy and herself in their hospital bed to mark the news.

She explained: "This is the fabulous outfit I was meant to be wearing tonight while doing stand-up at the @royalvarietyperformance in front of 4,000 people, including @princeandprincessofwales.

"Swipe to see the actual outfit I’ll be wearing tonight due to the surprise early arrival of my own little HRH…"

Taylor continued: "Gutted to miss out but also very very happy to be wearing giant mesh knickers and saying 'But his skin is just so SOFT!' ten times an hour.

"Mother and baby doing well because mummy has access to morphine and baby has access to boobies.

"Wishing the rest of the performers the best night for a fantastic cause! Wishing me 12 hours sleep and a massive Pina Colada (not with the morphine, don’t worry…)."

Ellie Taylor baby son

Ellie Taylor shares first snap of newborn baby son


A number of famous faces rushed to congratulate the star, including GB News star Bev Turner who penned: "Oh Ellie! Sorry to hear... And also happy to hear! There will be many more royal performances than babies! Lots of love x."

Meanwhile, another former Strictly star Catherine Tyldesley replied: "Awwwwww darling!!! Huge congratulations xxxxx."

"Congrats mom and family," Motsi Mabuse commented alongside a series of love heart emojis while Claudia Winkleman shared a number of the emojis as well.

Elsewhere, fellow comedian Sara Pascoe typed: "Oh Ellie well done! So much love to you all."

Ellie Taylor and Johannes Radebe

Ellie Taylor and Johannes Radebe competed in Strictly 2022


And presenter Gaby Roslin followed suit: "Massive congratulations and so much love to you all," again followed by love heart emojis. (sic)

The likes of Helen Skelton, Sophie Ellis Bextor, Janette Manrara, and many other celebs also sent their congratulatory messages.

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