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Baby boy for Strictly Come Dancing Winner Natasha Kaplinsky

Kaplinsky’s first child was born at a London hospital.

Natasha Kaplinsky is married to Justin Bower, the investment banker in August 2005 following a whirlwind romance, said: “We’re absolutely thrilled.”

Natasha Kaplinsky’s spokeswoman said the baby’s weight was not yet known. She said: “They are both thrilled. Mother and baby are doing fine.”

Five said: “Her colleagues here at Five News are delighted too – and we’ve sent our best wishes.”

In February 2008 Kaplinsky made her debut as the face of Channel Five’s news coverage, in a deal reported to be worth £1 million a year.

It is reported that her first broadcast attracted one million viewers – almost double the usual audience of Five news.

She started as an anchor presenting the early morning news bulletins at ITV Meridian in 1997, she has worked for ITV London, Sky News and BBC Breakfast before moving to the station’s Six O’Clock News.

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