Home and Away star Charlie Clausen welcomes baby girl with wife Gemma Lee

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Congratulations are in order for Home and Away actor Charlie Clausen and his wife Gemma Lee, as they’ve welcomed their first child into the world.

Confirming the happy news on Instagram, the 42-year-old - who plays Zac MacGuire in the Aussie soap - introduced his daughter, revealing her name.

He wrote: ‘Introducing Iona Kennedy Lee Clausen. ❤’

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Charlie Clausen shared two sweet photographs from the big day; one of Iona on her one, wrapped in a cosy blanket, and one of the proud parents embracing their newborn.

Many friends and fans were quick to congratulate the couple on their sweet new arrival, with Charlie's sweet update receiving over 8,500 likes from those delighted to see a first glimpse of their baby daughter.

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Fellow Home and Away star Cassie Howarth wrote: ‘Ahhhhh!!!!!!! So much love to all three of you!!!!!😘😘😘😘😘😘❤❤❤❤’

Demi Harman, another Home and Away co-star, wrote: ‘CONGRATULATIONS YOU SWEET LOVERS’

Media director and friend Heidi Sayers wrote: ‘Omg this is just the best news!! Congrats you guys and big love 💕 Can’t wait to meet her!’ We're sure lots of people feel the same way!

Gemma also shared a series of images to celebrate daughter Iona’s arrival, including throwback photos of when she was pregnant. The new mum wrote: ‘9 months in the making. Introducing Iona Kennedy Lee Clausen’

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Charlie Clausen and Gemma Lee have been together for 16 years, and married in the US in 2015. The ceremony was spontaneous, with Charlie telling fans: ‘I went to LA and all I got was this beautiful wife’ as he officially announced they had tied the knot.

The couple announced Gemma’s pregnancy in May, with a beautiful backdrop of Byron Bay. Gemma posed, showing off her baby bump. His caption simply read: ‘Byron Baby’. How cute!

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We’re so happy for the new parents, and we can’t wait to see sweet updates of baby Iona in the future!

Lucy Buglass
Digital Writer

Lucy Buglass is a Digital Writer for What's on TV, Goodto.com, and Woman&Home. After finishing her degree in Film Studies at Oxford Brookes University she moved to London to begin her career. She's passionate about entertainment and spends most of her free time watching Netflix series, BBC dramas, or going to the cinema to catch the latest film releases.