Brian Dowling has christened his baby daughter on the birthday of his late mum Rosie on 10 December.

The Big Brother star, 44, who welcomed his first child with husband Arthur Gourounlian in September, took to his Instagram feed to post a sweet snap of his bundle of joy on the "special" day.

In the photo, Brian can be seen posing in a wine-coloured velvet jacket with a white turtleneck alongside black trousers and smart shoes as he holds his baby girl up in his arms.

Husband Arthur, 42, looks equally dapper as he dons a pink suit jacket with gold embroidery on it over a black shirt and matching trousers and shoes.

Their baby girl Blake looks adorable, meanwhile, as she has a white ensemble on it, including mesh cover on her head.

"Today our @gourounlian beautiful daughter Blake Maria Rose Dowling Gourounlian was Christened 10.12.22," the pair wrote on alongside the picture.

Brian then added: "Doing it on my mums birthday just makes it so SPECIAL. December 10th ALWAYS," with a black heart emoji, pink bow emoji and a praying hands emoji.

His mum Rosie sadly died back in 2018 from Sudden Adult Death Syndrome.

Arthur immediately commented on the post as he wrote: "Blake Maria Rose Je t’aime Happy Christening Day," with a black heart emoji, pink bow emoji and a praying hands emoji, too.

Many of their fans were left overjoyed by the announcement as one person shared: "Beautiful [two red heart emojis] what a lucky little lady you are Blake xx".

Another said: "Congratulations hope you had the most beautiful day," with a red heart emoji, while a third added: "Aw beautiful congratulations you beautiful souls and baby Blake is a little dream," with a red heart emoji.

Brian announced the birth of his daughter in September and thanked sister for being his and husband Arthur's surrogate before sharing the newborn's name.

He wrote: "Please be upstanding for the arrival of our BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTER Blake Maria Rose Dowling Gourounlian. Yes people another BDG.

"Blake was delivered safely on Thursday September 1st at 14:52pm weighting 7lb 4ozs. We @gourounlian are ABSOLUTELY TOTALLY IN LOVE with her & can’t believe she’s here & is ours.

"None of this would have been possible without our donor, a woman we have never met or even seen a picture of but has given us the GIFT OF LIFE."

He then thanked his sister Aoife for being the couple's surrogate and wrote: "Now, where do we even start with you @effidy_dowling_ you are a SAINT to us & we will FOREVER be GRATEFUL to you for the REST OF OUR LIVES. Baby Blake can’t wait for her Aunty Aoife to spoil her."

The proud dad finished off his post with the hashtags: "#babyishere #fatherhood #littleprincess".

Arthur commented on the post to explain how ecstatic he was feeling: "MY HEART IS FULL OF JOY [heart emoji] Blake welcome, we have been waiting for you our entire lives. And @effidy_dowling_ you have given us THE WORLD we will forever owe YOU. Merci."


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