Twitter was full of X Factor news last night and not just because this year’s contestants were singing on the live show.

X Factor star and recording hit Rebecca Ferguson tweeted the news that she had given birth to her third child.

Rebecca and her boyfriend have been together for about a year. Although she doesn’t discuss her relationship publicly, this will be the couple’s first child together.

28 year-old Rebecca shared the news of her brand-new baby with her 800,000 Twitter followers last night in a string of tweets that were overflowing with joy.

Baby Arabella is already keeping her mum awake – but for all the right reasons!


Rebecca added another tweet later that evening: “Can’t put her down she is ruined already such a happy mum xxx.”

Rebecca has released two albums since she came second in 2010’s X Factor; she confirmed she was expecting a few weeks after a dramatic collapse while performing on Loose Women. The singer already has two children from a previous relationship, nine year-old Lillie May and Karl, seven.

Rebecca Ferguson was runner-up in 2010's X Factor

Rebecca Ferguson was runner-up in 2010’s X Factor