Ben Foden and wife Jackie Belanoff welcome first child together after broadcasting the labour on Instagram

Ben Foden and his wife Jackie Belanoff Smith have welcomed their first baby together, nine months after their whirlwind wedding.

A spokesperson for the 34 year old rugby player confirmed the happy news to Mail Online on Friday, 22 May, but has declined to give out further details about it.

It comes after the X Factor star took to Instagram on Wednesday and joked about broadcasting the birth of their child as they rushed to the hospital.

He told 112,000 followers: "What do people think to a Instagram live stream birth during a pandemic [sic] " as he filmed Jackie on the hospital bed while Salt-N-Pepa's Push It plays.

Ben then filmed a nurse trying to bring on the birth of their baby, but both he and Jackie were confused as to how it would help.

As the nurse seemingly placed something up Jackie's behind, Ben laughed as he wrote: "Anyone guess this first process because that ain't where the baby comes from?"

A third clip shows Jackie starting to feel the pain of the birth, with her repeatedly saying: "Ow, ow, ow!"

Ben wrote over the clip: "Mmmmmm she's not a fan," alongside emojis depicting a shrugging man.

A final update from the X Factor: Celebrity star saw Jackie facing more discomfort, with him revealing to followers: "I'm not even kidding this is the IV drip going in – we haven't even started."

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