Baby joy for Peter Andre and girlfriend Emily

Peter Andre has become a father for the third time.

The 'Behind Closed Doors' hitmaker - who already has children Junior, eight, and Princess, six, from his marriage to Katie Price - and girlfriend Emily MacDonagh have welcomed a baby girl into the world and both the medical student and the infant are doing well.

In a posting on his blog, Peter, 40, wrote: "Now that I have had the opportunity to tell Junior & Pringles , we are very happy to announce the safe arrival of our beautiful baby girl:) We are extremely thrilled and mum and bubba are doing fine. We are looking forward to a nice quiet couple of weeks getting to know our baby. Thanks to everyone at Musgrove Park Hospital :))) (sic)"

Peter's confirmation comes following speculation over the new arrival after a number of twitter users reported seeing the couple at the hospital in Somerset, South West England, yesterday.

One fan wrote: "Peter Andre is in the hospital I work at with Emily and his baby daughter omg. (sic)"

A Facebook page called Breaking News Somerset and Beyond reported: "It seems a celebrity has had a baby at a Somerset hospital."

It is believed Peter and 23-year-old Emily - who have been dating for nearly two years - chose a Somerset hospital as her surgeon father works in the area.

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