Love Islands Katie Salmon announces gender of first child: We have a name!

Former Love Island star Katie Salmon has revealed that she and fiancé Harry are due to welcome a baby girl later this year.

The 26 year old former glamour model, who made history on the ITV2 dating series for being part of the show's first ever same-sex couple alongside fellow contestant, the late Sophie Gradon, first announced her pregnancy back in January.

She has now told her 261,000 Instagram followers that she's expecting a daughter.

Showing off her blossoming baby bump in a neon pink swimsuit beside a pair of oversized teddy bears and pink unicorn balloons on Thursday 10 March, she captioned the snap: "Baby girl! Mummy and daddy are patiently waiting to meet you. Just a few more weeks."

In a separate photo added to Instagram Stories, her fiancé Harry – to whom she got engaged to on Christmas day last year – also joined in on the fuchsia fun, donning baby pink hat with fluffy rim and carrying a teddy on his shoulders.

Katie – who shares her time between living in both the UK and Thailand – also had some time to answer some questions submitted by fans about her first pregnancy.

She described her journey so far as a "rollercoaster of emotions" with various "ups and downs".

"Now I'm at the last push I feel really heavy and tired," the brunette beauty added. "But that's to expect, I have a little human inside of me. It's been a healing journey for me too. I have enjoyed it."

She was also asked if she has any baby names on the cards as of yet, to which she replied: "She has a name! She's had one for a long time. We all refer to her by name now. Close family anyway."

Congratulatory comments from celebs and fans soon began flooding in on the gender reveal post.

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Fellow reality star Chloe Goodman wrote "She will be your bestest friend ever [love heart emojis]", whilst Chloe Khan added: "My little princess".

A number of her 2016 Love Island co-stars also wished her well, with Emma Woodhams commenting "Awww congratulations babe", and that year's winner Cara de la Hoyde posting a series of heart emojis on the post.

She took to Instagram in January to announce the news that she was expecting her first child with Harry – and that she was already six months pregnant.

Sharing a montage of images and videos of her pregnancy journey at the time, the reality star wrote: "First came love, then came you!

"6 months pregnant with our biggest blessing. I’ve kept this between close friends and family for a while but my beautiful baby bump is getting hard to hide. We love you so much already baby and cannot wait to meet you."

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