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- Peter Andre confirms Emily Macdonagh gave birth to baby girl.
- Pair set for 'quiet' couple of weeks
- Peter thanks staff at Musgrove Park Hospital
- Couple announced they were having a baby back in July after dating for about a year;
- The pair met through Emily's surgeon father, who operated on Peter in 2010 to remove his kidney stones.
THE couple have yet to announce a name for their mysterious girl.
Peter Andre's girlfriend had her baby only 45 minutes away from me. Oh wow!!👏👶— @jordonneharris 08 January 2014
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PETER and Emily's management team said the couple will be spending some time alone together for at least two weeks with their new born.
PETER Andre has confirmed that girlfriend Emily MacDonagh has given birth to a 'beautiful baby girl'.
He posted online: "Now that I have had the opportunity to tell Junior and 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."
9:12am Wed 8 Jan 14
Congratulations to Peter and Emily for the safe arrival of their daughter. Well done x
ON the County Gazette Facebook page, Kathryn Louise Whittle said: "I can say that Musgrove was the best hospital I've given birth in.
"Couldn't think of a nicer place to have a baby myself."
EMILY is a former Ladymead Community School student and a keen hockey player, representing Taunton Vale Hockey Club when she was younger.
Emily's mother Bex gave some of her team mates a shock last season when Peter dropped by to watch their match.
THE County Gazette has been told the family do not wish to comment at this time.
@MrPeterAndre put us out our misery and tell us if the rumours are true or not, I'm not believing it till its confirmed:)— @IBeatFor_PJA_JJ 08 January 2014
THE County Gazette is waiting for official confirmation from Musgrove Park Hospital.
But one fan took to Twitter to say: 'Peter Andre is in the hospital I work at with Emily and his baby daughter omg.'
THE couple posted a photo on Twitter around Christmas showing Emily's baby bump.
PETER spoke to the County Gazette in October 2012 on his fondness for Somerset.
The British and Australian pop star was performing at Butlin’s in Minehead.
He told the Gazette's Hannah Green: "I love it down there. There is something beautiful about Somerset – it is a really peaceful place.
"That’s where it all began with Emily and at least people know we have known each other for a couple of years, since I met Ru."
JACQUI Ann Duffield, on the Somerset County Gazette's Facebook page: "Congratulations to the lovely couple.... I wonder if Peter will have time for his workout today........."
THE baby would be the first for medical student Emily Macdonagh.
It would be Peter’s third though as he already has a son, Junior, and daughter, Princess, with ex-wife Katie Price.
ON a Facebook page, a post which said 'It seems a celebrity has had a baby at a Somerset hospital' attracted hundreds of likes and almost 200 comments overnight.
OTHER people reported seeing the couple at the hospital and spread the news on social media.
Peter Andre and Emily are is musgrove with there new born baby. WHAT— @williams_ev 07 January 2014
MUSGROVE Park Hospital is the main hospital for Taunton and surrounding areas and is based within a mile of the town centre.
RUMOURS are rife with the news that Peter Andre and his Taunton-born girlfriend Emily MacDonagh have had their first child at Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton.
The County Gazette received a tip-off from a member of the public to say their daughter's friend, who was at the hospital, saw the celebrity couple.
The couple are no strangers to Taunton when the pair met through Emily's surgeon father Dr Ruaraidh ‘Ru’ MacDonagh, who operated on Peter in 2010 to remove his kidney stones.
Peter, 40 and Emily, 23, announced they were having a baby back in July after dating for about a year.