Jessica Ennis announces birth of her son

Jessica Ennis-Hill has announced the birth of her son on Twitter.

The gold medal winning heptathlete posted a black and white picture of her newborn baby to the social media site on Friday morning.

“Our beautiful baby boy Reggie Ennis-Hill was born yesterday. We couldn’t be happier x.” she Tweeted.

The picture, which doesn’t show her sons face, focused on Reggie’s hand and showed him dressed in a stripy lion baby grow on an elephant patterned changing mat.


Jessica Ennis-Hill announced the birth of Reggie by posting a shot on Twitter

Fans and fellow athletes rushed to congratulate the sports star, and her husband Andy Hill, on the safe arrival of their son.

The Olympic champion, who announced she was pregnant in January, previously said her plans for 2014 had been “completely turned upside down” when she discovered she was expecting but added she planned on a return to athletics and aims for a medal in the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.