TOWIE stars Shelby Tribble and Sam Mucklow reveal the sweet name of their newborn baby son

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Former The Only Way Is Essex star Shelby Tribble and her boyfriend Sam Mucklow have announced the name of their gorgeous baby boy.

Posting to Instagram Shelby, 27, shared two sweet snap of the infant, which she captioned: "Meet Abel Ashley Mucklow.

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“Born 15.11.20 Weighing 7.3lb Our perfect baby boy".

The newborn looked adorable in the two pictures, wearing a blue baby grow.

Sam announced that the 27 year-old TOWIE star has welcomed their son in a lengthy post on his Instagram stories on Tuesday evening.

He sweetly called Shelby a "soldier", telling fans that her labour was not straightforward and that she has been in hospital for five days.

Sam wrote: “Thank you all for your lovely messages wishing @shelbytribble and myself good luck.

"So many beautiful people out there honestly overwhelming thank you all.

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“Shelby and our beautiful baby boy are both well and healthy. Shelby didn’t have a straightforward labour so she has been in hospital for 5 days today!

"She has been a absolute soldier.

"Also need to thank all of the doctors, nurses, midwifes in antenatal, labour and postnatal at Queens hospital Romford.

"So many lovely staff we are so lucky to have the @nhsengland."

Weeks before giving birth, Shelby gushed over becoming a first-time mum, as well as praising all pregnant women.

The star wrote a lengthy message alongside a stunning picture of herself, writing: “I still can’t believe I’m going to be called Mummy, it really is the best feeling in the world and there is no love like it.

“Don’t get me wrong the bigger I’m getting the more uncomfortable I’m feeling and don’t get me started on the horrendous heart burn but I wouldn’t change it for the world because I’ve been growing and nourishing my perfect boy for 8 months now.

“I know I mentioned it before but women are truly remarkable, strong and the rest!!

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“The fact our body goes through all these big and sometimes complicated changes to grow another human life amazes me, the way it prepares itself for the birthing of your baby and not forgetting the way your instincts kick in to care, guide, love and protect your little miracle just blows my mind.

“Women are unbelievable. I know sometimes it will be tough but always stay strong Mumma’s because you’ve done amazing so far and will continue to be amazing.”

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