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Ashley Banjo reveals a glimpse of newborn baby Micah Grace's face in first father and son snap

Ashley Banjo’s wife Francesca Abbott gave birth to their second child, on Thursday.

And, the Dancing On Ice judge, 31, revealed a glimpse of newborn baby Micah Grace’s face as he shared their first adorable ‘father and son’ snap on Instagram, on Sunday.

Ashley captioned the heartwarming photograph: ‘I can’t explain the feeling… Love you buddy #micahdiaries.’   

Precious: Ashley Banjo, 31, revealed a glimpse of newborn baby Micah Grace's face as he shared their first adorable 'father and son' snap on Instagram, on Sunday

Precious: Ashley Banjo, 31, revealed a glimpse of newborn baby Micah Grace’s face as he shared their first adorable ‘father and son’ snap on Instagram, on Sunday

Ashley took to Instagram on Friday to announce that he and Ashley had welcomed a baby boy called Micah Grace on Thursday, revealing that the newborn weighed 8lbs 15oz and was born at 6.45pm.  

Sharing a sweet snap of the the couple cuddling Micah, the Diversity dancer gushed that the baby was their ‘ray of light’ amid the global coronavirus crisis. 

Ashley penned: ‘On Thursday the 26th March at 6.45pm our son came into the world weighing a healthy 8lbs 15oz. His name is Micah Grace Banjo… 

‘Our son, our little ray of light in a dark and uncertain time. @francescabanjo and I love him with the deepest part of our hearts ❤️.’  

Congrats! Ashley's wife Francesca Abbott gave birth to their second child, on Thursday

Congrats! Ashley’s wife Francesca Abbott gave birth to their second child, on Thursday

So sweet! The Dancing On Ice judge, 31, took to Instagram on Friday to announce their happy news to the world

So sweet! The Dancing On Ice judge, 31, took to Instagram on Friday to announce their happy news to the world

Doting dad: Ashley revealed that the newborn weighed 8lbs 15oz and was born at 6.45pm, he gushed that the baby was their 'ray of light' amid the global coronavirus crisis

Doting dad: Ashley revealed that the newborn weighed 8lbs 15oz and was born at 6.45pm, he gushed that the baby was their ‘ray of light’ amid the global coronavirus crisis

The loved-up couple, who have been married since 2015, also have daughter Rose, 13-months, who they welcomed last February. 

Ashley’s family, fans and celebrity friends were quick to congratulate the couple on their latest arrival.

The dancer’s brother and Diversity co-star, Jordan Banjo, penned: ‘Something incredible in these dark times bro ❤️ So proud of you both! And of course already love my new little nephew ❤️❤️.’

While fellow Diversity dance member, Perri Kiely, put: ‘Love you guys ❤️.’ 

Well-wishes: Ashley's family, fans and celebrity friends were quick to congratulate the couple on their latest arrival

Well-wishes: Ashley’s family, fans and celebrity friends were quick to congratulate the couple on their latest arrival

Strictly and The Greatest Dancer star Oti Mabuse said: ‘Congratulations to you and your whole family @francescabanjo @daniellebanjo42231 ❤️❤️.’

Alesha Dixon sweetly put: ‘Congratulations @ashleybanjogram & @francescabanjo ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️.’

While Ashley’s Dancing On Ice co-star Alex Murphy said: ‘Congratulations!!!!!!’

Just hours ago, the dancer asked his 754K followers to guess whether they were having a baby boy or girl.

Family-of-four: The loved-up couple, who have been married since 2015, also have daughter Rose, 13-months, who they welcomed last February

Family-of-four: The loved-up couple, who have been married since 2015, also have daughter Rose, 13-months, who they welcomed last February

Sharing a picture of himself staring at Francesca’s baby bump, he put: ‘Our final days as a family of 3.5! So I want to open this up Insta… the big question… boy or girl?! Hit us up in the comments #family #boyorgirl.’

Last week, Ashley admitted that he was ‘worried’ about Francesca giving birth amid the global coronavirus crisis. 

Sharing a photo of the couple look worried with his wife’s baby bump on display, he put: ‘I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t worried… a baby due in a couple of weeks, in what is likely to be moving towards the peak of what’s to come. 

‘Rose is still only 1 and me and @francescabanjo will be on our own with both of them in isolation for safety. No doubt it’s going to be tough… 








Surprise! Just hours ago, the dancer asked his 754K followers to guess whether they were having a baby boy or girl

Surprise! Just hours ago, the dancer asked his 754K followers to guess whether they were having a baby boy or girl

Nerves: Last week, Ashley admitted that he was 'worried' about Francesca giving birth amid the global coronavirus crisis

Nerves: Last week, Ashley admitted that he was ‘worried’ about Francesca giving birth amid the global coronavirus crisis

‘But for us this cloud has a very silver lining. We are so close to meeting our second little one! Sending nothing but love and positive vibes out to you all ❤️ #babybump #family.’ 

Ashley revealed in December that wife Francesca was pregnant with their second child.   

Just a mere ten months after welcoming their daughter Rose, the Diversity star gushed: ‘It’s a good job we like surprises! Baby number 2 is officially in the mum oven ladies and gents and I feel so blessed and excited our little family is growing.’

Ashley and Francesca looked thrilled as they smiled for the camera while Rose adorably stuck out her tongue as they stood outside their door, which was adorned with a festive wreath.

On her own Instagram platform, Francesca shared the same snap, alongside the caption: ‘So baby number 2 is officially pending! and as said we feel very lucky that our family is growing and that we have been blessed with this little surprise!! ❤️.’

'Good job we like surprises!' Ashley revealed in December that wife Francesca was pregnant with their second child

‘Good job we like surprises!’ Ashley revealed in December that wife Francesca was pregnant with their second child

Ashley and Francesca only welcomed their first child, a baby girl named Rose, back in February 2019.  

Announcing the exciting arrival of their first child last year, Ashley proudly took to his Instagram, with a sweet black and white snap, which was artistically edited with their newborn in pink.

‘Our beautiful daughter came into the world at 6:45pm on 21st February 2019 – weighing a healthy 8lbs 13oz. Her name is Rose Adura Banjo. 

‘I am in the deepest love ever with my little family ❤️ @francescabanjo I love you and am so proud #nextchapter,’ he gushed in the accompanying caption.

Ashley previously discussed the couple’s ‘tough’ journey to conceive and his excitement at becoming a father first time around during an interview on Lorraine. 








Love: Ashley and Francesca only welcomed their first child, a baby girl named Rose, back in February 2019

Love: Ashley and Francesca only welcomed their first child, a baby girl named Rose, back in February 2019 

Speaking of his excitement out of 10 at the impending birth, he said: ‘There’s no number.

‘Honestly, it’s already quite surreal for me to think there’s a little baby Banjo on the way, little girl.’

Ashley and Francesca are childhood sweethearts and have been together for 13 years; they got engaged in 2014 and tied the knot in 2015.

Francesca is a member of another dance troupe called Out of the Shadow.

Ashley shot to fame when his dance troupe, Diversity, won the third series of Britain’s Got Talent in 2009.

He later became a co-judge on Sky1’s Got To Dance, and joined the judging panel of ITV1 celebrity skating show Dancing On Ice in January.








Star: Ashley shot to fame when his dance troupe, Diversity, won the third series of Britain's Got Talent in 2009 (pictured)

Star: Ashley shot to fame when his dance troupe, Diversity, won the third series of Britain’s Got Talent in 2009 (pictured) 

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