Neil Jones announces birth of baby daughter with fiancée Chyna Mills as he shares first snap of newborn

Neil Jones and Chyna Mills

Neil Jones and Chyna Mills have welcomed their first child together

Alex Davies

By Alex Davies

Published: 04/10/2023

- 12:37

Updated: 04/10/2023

- 13:01

The Strictly Come Dancing professional dancer has welcomed his first child with fiancee Chyna Mills

Love Island star Chyna Mills and Strictly pro Neil Jones have taken to social media to announce the arrival of their first child.

The duo shared the first snap of their newborn tot on Instagram alongside an adorable caption.

Mills simply penned alongside a black and white photo of the baby's feet: "Our hearts are so full."

Jones' fiancée stopped short of revealing the name they'd chosen for their newborn but they had previously announced they were expecting a daughter.

It didn't take long for fans as well as Jones and Mills' friends and co-stars to share their excited messages.

Strictly pro Gorka Marquez replied: "Congrats guys," followed by a series of love heart emojis.

Neil Jones

Neil Jones and Chyna Mills share the first snap of their newborn


Judge Motsi Mabuse followed suit as she typed in the comments: "Congratulations guys," again followed by love heart emojis.

Strictly pro dancer Luba Mushtuk echoed the sentiment as she too shared a series of heart emojis.

Nadiya Bychkova - who similarly to Jones was snubbed from receiving a pro partner for this year's Strictly - also commented: "Congratulations," with some love heart emojis of her own.

Jones had addressed the excitement he was feeling about the arrival of his daughter just weeks before Mills gave birth.

He told the Mirror at the end of September: "I’m excited, we’re both like, ‘Come on let it happen'.

"She’s at home at the moment on her little yoga ball bouncing around hoping she might come out soon. I honestly can’t wait."

Jones has been focussing on the arrival of his first child after being dealt the unfortunate news he was being omitted from this year's Strictly Come Dancing pairings.

The 41-year-old was reported to have been "gutted" to have been snubbed by BBC show bosses again but was excited to put his attention towards being a dad.

Neil Jones

Neil Jones has become a dad for the first time


GB News heard exclusively from fellow professional dancer and former Strictly star Vincent Simone about how Jones would have been really feeling following the snub.

"You feel very defeated," Simone said. "Because even when you are in the show - I remember I've been out in week one twice, one with Stephanie Beacham and one with Edwina Currie, even that itself, the fact that you're still involved in the show, you're still doing the group numbers, but you are out of the competition, it's quite defeating.

"You know, because at the end of the day, we're all professionals (and) ex-competitors, so we have that in our system. And the fact that you don't even have the chance to be part of such an amazing competition, it's not a nice feeling.

"It feels like a rejection," Simone added before he praised Jones' capability on the dancefloor.

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