Former CBBC presenters Angellica Bell and husband Michael Underwood have announced the birth of their son, Elijah Joseph, following his birth on Boxing Day.

The couple took to Twitter to share their news with fans after they welcomed their first child into the world.

Proud father, Michael,36, expressed his joy by tweeting: 'Hey everyone, sorry for the lack of contact and being off the radar 4 a few days. Hope you guys had a great festive time.

'We have news... @angellicabell and I would like to announce the birth of our beautiful baby son, Elijah Joseph, who arrived on Boxing Day. He is adorable!'

And he later added: 'At the moment, I'm just basking in dirty nappies!'

The new parents, who met while working on CBBC together and married in New York in December last year,also celebrated their first wedding anniversary a day after their son was born.

Following the announcement, the couples Twitters were soon flooded with congratulatory messages from fans and fellow celebrities.

Sports presenter Gabby Logan tweeted: '@MikeyUnderwood congratulations and give our love to Angelica and Elijah, love Gabby and Kenny x.'