The Traitors star Maddy Smedley gives birth to baby girl and reveals sweet name

Congratulations are in order for The Traitors star Maddy Smedley, who has given birth to her own little Faithful.

The reality TV star announced in May that she was expecting her first child with her partner Tom.

And their bundle of joy has now entered the world, with Maddy confirming that she has given birth to a baby girl named Shelby Rae.

Taking to social media with the adorable announcement, the Hollyoaks actress shared a series of snaps of her newborn, moments after she arrived.

Little Shelby could not have looked cuter, already proving herself to be quite the fashion icon in a purple knitted hat.

Maddy later shared a video of her cuddling up to the babbling bubba in her hospital bed.

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She added in her caption: ‘Shelby Rae our little girl – feel so lucky – 23.09.23 – 6lb 3 🎈💫’

Maddy was inundated with messages of congratulations, including from her fellow Traitors and Faithfuls.

Wilfred Webster wrote: ‘Congratulations ❤️’

Alyssa Chan commented a crying emoji with two pink hearts.

Rayan Rachedi wrote: ‘im so happy for you, congratulations ❤️❤️ ‘

‘Maddy! So so chuffed for you all! So beautiful! Can’t wait to meet her! All the love to you three 💕💕’, added Coronation Street actress Alexandra Mardell.

When sharing her pregnancy news with the world back in spring, Maddy shared a tear-jerking video of her telling her nearest and dearest.

‘We can’t wait to meet you! Love you so much already’, she wrote to her then unborn baby.

Maddy captured the hearts of the nation almost one year ago when she appeared in the first series of Claudia Winkleman’s new reality TV show.

The Traitors had us all gripped as millions watched a group of strangers compete for a share of over £100,000 with gruelling tasks and mind-bending games.

Ultimately, despite ultimate Traitor Wilf blagging his way to the final undetected, it was the Faithfuls who came out on top, as Aaron Evans, Meryl Williams and Hannah Byczkowski clinched the prize.

Maddy – who previously appeared in one episode of EastEnders and Casualty – became known as Maddy Marple thanks to her detective work and theories, giving the internet memes that are still going strong with her roundtable finger-pointing.

Since the mega success of The Traitors – which has been confirmed for a second series – Maddy has landed herself a role in Hollyoaks.

She plays talent agent Faye Fuller, with her character’s name a very clever play on words in a nod to her Traitors stint.

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