Olympic gold medallist and former boxer Nicola Adams has announced the birth of her first child, a baby boy, with girlfriend Ella Baig.

On Instagram, Adams shared a sweet black and white photo of herself and Baig cradling their baby’s feet and a snap from the delivery bed showing the couple donned in hospital robes smiling down the camera lens. “The first moment we laid eyes on you we felt an instant love and the strongest bond,” Adams wrote. “We went to the moon and back to get you and we can’t wait to spend the rest of our lives watching you grow,” she wrote, rounding the post off with a red heart and smiling baby emoji.

Fans and supporters of the couple, alongside many of Adams’ former Strictly Come Dancing colleagues shared their congratulations for the couple in the post’s comments. “Congratulations !!” wrote BBC presenter Clara Amfo, as did Strictly professional Jeanette Manrara.