Holly Willoughby gives birth to baby boy and names him Chester

Holly Willoughby has named her new boy Chester. Credit: Empics

Holly Willoughby has given birth to her third child - a boy named Chester.

The TV presenter confirmed the news on Twitter on Monday night, writing:

Chester is the 33-year-old's third child with husband Dan Baldwin after daughter Belle and son Harry.

Holly pictured with fellow ITV daytime stars Jeff Brazier, Phillip Schofield, Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes. Credit: PA

Stars sent their congratulations about the news, including Amanda Holden, who has replaced Willoughby on ITV's This Morning.

She tweeted:

The Saturdays singer Rochelle Humes said:

This Morning host Willoughby bid a tearful farewell to the ITV show earlier this month.

She promised viewers she would return as she handed over to Holden.

Willoughby admitted she had found it difficult to talk to Schofield without welling up as she would miss the programme and the team.

Her husband called the show, telling her: "We can't wait for you to come home, all of us - the kids are so excited."

And he jokingly asked: "Have you made the announcement yet that we are having a baby girl? It's a girl everyone, it's a girl."

Willoughby assured viewers he was fibbing, and said they still had no idea of the sex of the baby, telling them: "We really don't know."

She added: "I'm going to miss you all - it's such a lovely show and I'll be watching."