Strictly star announces birth of baby girl in adorable video

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Strictly star announces birth of baby girlDave Benett - Getty Images

Karim Zeroual has welcomed a baby girl with his partner Yazmin Greene.

The CBBC presenter, also known for taking part in Strictly Come Dancing in 2019 alongside pro Amy Dowden, announced the birth of his first child on Instagram.

Zeroual posted a cute video soundtracked by James Arthur's 'Heartbeat' and including footage of baby Zayna and her mum snuggling up at the hospital.

"Zayna Romy Zeroual," Zeroual revealed the baby's full name in the caption.

"Born 11th March 2024," the post continued. "Love you for eternity! Welcome to the world Squidge!"

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Fellow celebrities flocked to Zeroual's comment section to congratulate him and Greene on the new addition to their family.

"Congratulations," Dowden wrote, adding crying emojis and pink hearts.

Strictly stars Nadiya Bychkova, Oti Mabuse and Motsi Mabuse also shared sweet messages of congratulations for the couple.

Zeroual first announced he was going to become a dad in January.

"It's been a minute family!" he wrote at the time, sharing some photos of him and Greene kissing and cradling her baby bump. "I'm back with my proudest news yet! Baby Zeroual coming March 2024. You are so loved already baby girl."

karim zeroual and yazminn greene
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Previously speaking about his Strictly stint with Digital Spy, Zeroual admitted that he was originally surprised at being asked to take part in the show.

"It shocked me," he said. "I didn't even think I was on their radar... I'm a kid's TV presenter you know, I didn't expect to get a call from Strictly."

Strictly Come Dancing will return later this year on BBC One, while spin-off Strictly: It Takes Two airs on weeknights on BBC Two. Both shows are available to stream on BBC iPlayer.

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