Les Dennis and Claire Nicholson welcome daughter Eleanor Grace

04/24/2008 at 08:01 AM ET

Lesdennis4_cbb British television presenter Les Dennis, 53, and his fiancée Claire Nicholson, 38, have welcomed their first child together. Daughter Eleanor Grace Heseltine (Les’ real last name) was born at 4:30 this morning, Thursday April 24th, in London. She weighed 8 lbs, 11 oz. In a statement, Les and Claire shared,

We’re really thrilled. This is a dream come true. We’re ecstatic.

The couple announced the pregnancy in October. In March, Les and Claire sat down with Hello! for a photoshoot and interview, revealing that the baby was a girl and that their name choices were Grace, Olivia, Amy or Eleanor. Claire’s due date had been April 20th.

Eleanor joins son Philip, 28, from Les’ first marriage.

Source: Digital Spy

Thanks to CBB readers Kate, Katrina, Shane and Rachel.

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Max's Mom on

I am so happy they used Eleanor, that was my vote!

Anon. on

LOL, Eleanor was my vote, too! I love the baby’s whole name; it’s very pretty and elegant. Congrats to them both!

Eleanor on

Well as Eleanor is my name I have to say they made the right choice! But also, seeing as Olivia and Grace are both in the top 3 names in England I think they chose wisely.

Heather on

Eleanor is a great choice! Its just as pretty and feminine as Olivia and Grace but not as common. Ellie could be a cute nickname. Amy’s too dated imo. Congrats!

nona on

i don’t know much about pregnancy, but that lady looks like either she carried low, had dropped by the time of the photo, or is leaning at an angle that makes her belly appear low. Is it just me?

Eleanor on

Wooo! I am so glad they called her Eleanor Grace – that is my first name and middle name!!! woop woop!