Chelsee Healey and boyfriend Jack Molloy welcome their first child

The Hollyoaks actress first announced her pregnancy back in February

Hollyoaks actress Chelsee Healey has given birth to her first child with boyfriend Jack Molloy.

The new mum took to Instagram to share a sweet snap of some embroidered bed linens inscribed with the words 'Baby Molloy', letting her 242K followers know that she had welcomed her little one into the world safely.

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She captioned the image: 'Yesterday was the Hardest but best day of my Life i brought My Beautiful Baby Girl into the world!'

Fans were quick to offer their congratulations to the star, with the post quickly gaining nearly 25K likes.

'Congratulation @chelseehealey you can finally hold your baby girl in your arms xxx,' wrote one commenter. Another said: 'Congratulations beautiful bet shes gorgeous now enjoy the time with you and ur daughter xx.'

In another Instagram picture that she uploaded from the hospital, Chelsee is seen stood over over a cot surrounded by balloons and gifts for the new arrival.

'Home time for me and my Princess!' she wrote alongside the image. 'So lucky blessed and Greatful. Overwhelmed ive honestly never Felt a Love Like it! Had the Worst and Longest Labour which ended up me having to have an Emergency C section!'

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'You was worth it my Baby doll! we Love you soo much already Precious baby 💖❤ Thankyou all for beautiful messages, means the world! ❤❤❤🌟 Cant thank all my family enough you! you have been my rocks @bevjarvis @jworldwide92 @katesarafollan @jackiehawkins17 @maiziecraven_ and the Rest x'.

The actress, who currently plays Goldie McQueen in the Channel 4 soap, first announced her pregnancy back in February in an interview with OK! magazine, showing off her baby bump in a tight red dress.

Speaking to the title at the time, she said: 'When I saw the test was positive I started crying, but they were happy tears. It wasn't something we'd planned but now we are having a baby we couldn't be happier.'