PICTURE EXCLUSIVE: Stacey Dooley arrives home after giving birth with partner Kevin Clifton

PICTURE EXCLUSIVE: Stacey Dooley arrives home after giving birth with partner Kevin Clifton

Stacey Dooley was seen for the first time since giving birth while returning home from hospital with partner Kevin Clifton on Tuesday.

The 35-year-old TV presenter, who revealed Monday she had given birth to a baby girl named Minnie, cut a casual figure as she climbed out of her car.

Stacey kept a low profile on her walk home as she donned a black leather jacket and matching hoodie.

New mom: Stacey Dooley was spotted for the first time since giving birth as she returned home from hospital with partner Kevin Clifton on Tuesday

The former Strictly Come Dancing star also wore black pants and large black sunglasses.

Carrying a large purple bag, Stacey was seen walking through the gate of her home with dancer Kevin close behind her.

Kevin, 40, who met Stacey when they got together on Strictly in 2018, carried Minnie inside, with the tot wrapped in a pink blanket.

The professional dancer wore a dark gray sweater and black sweatpants as he walked home with his girlfriend.

Home again: Kevin, 40, who met Stacey when they got together on Strictly in 2018, carried Minnie inside, with the tot wrapped in a pink blanket

Home again: Kevin, 40, who met Stacey when they got together on Strictly in 2018, carried Minnie inside, with the tot wrapped in a pink blanket

Low key: The 35-year-old TV presenter, who revealed on Monday that she had given birth to a baby girl named Minnie, cut a casual figure as she climbed out of her car

Low key: The 35-year-old TV presenter, who revealed on Monday that she had given birth to a baby girl named Minnie, cut a casual figure as she climbed out of her car

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A congratulatory message for Stacey and Kevin was written on the London Underground information board on Tuesday.

Stacey shared a snap of the board on her Instagram and wrote: “People are so freaking nice! Ta so much’.

The message read: “Stacey Dooley and Kevin Clifton, on the birth of your baby daughter Minnie. It really is such wonderful news; Magical memories are created and new adventures are experienced with moments to enjoy.

“From warm cuddles, kisses and first words to the moment Minnie tries on her dancing shoes for the first time.

Legendary TV host, dancing queen and triple threat king Kev now have a little princess to treasure.

Casual: Stacey kept a low profile on her walk home as she donned a black leather jacket and matching hoodie

Casual: Stacey kept a low profile on her walk home as she donned a black leather jacket and matching hoodie

Packed up: The former Strictly Come Dancing star also wore black pants and sported large black sunglasses Dad in love: Kevin appeared to be carrying Minnie in a high chair

Packed up: The former Strictly Come Dancing star also wore black pants and sported large black sunglasses

Outfit: Stacey was carrying a large purple bag and was seen walking through the gate of her home with dancer Kevin close behind her

Outfit: Stacey was carrying a large purple bag and was seen walking through the gate of her home with dancer Kevin close behind her

“Also, congratulations to everyone around the world who is becoming parents to beautiful babies to adore.”

Stacey and Kevin announced their child was born on Monday when they shared a picture of an envelope addressed to “Minnie’s parents.”

Stacey wrote: “My little masterpiece! I’M COMPLETELY OBSESSED. I love you Minnie, I love you Kev x’

Sharing the same picture, Kevin wrote: “Our daughter is here❤️❤️❤️❤️ The most beautiful thing I have ever seen. So proud of you. Love you Minnie, love you Stace x’.

Good wishes: A congratulatory message for Stacey and Kevin was written on the London Underground service information board on Tuesday

Good wishes: A congratulatory message for Stacey and Kevin was written on the London Underground service information board on Tuesday

Stacey and Kevin announced their pregnancy news in August and shared a snap of her cradling her stomach on Instagram.

The radio journalist wrote at the time: “Gaaaaaang… We’re having a baby! So damn pleased. Kev, you are magical, I love youuuu.

‘(It was impossible to hide, and if another person asks me if I got my boobs done in LA, I’m going to scream). Here goesssssss.’

Kevin also shared the same picture and wrote: “We’re having a baby! ❤️❤️❤️ And I think my girl @staceydooley looks beautiful pregnant.’

And to explain her excitement, Stacey appeared on The One Show just days later to gush about the good news.

Baby joy: Stacey and Kevin revealed their child was born on Monday when they shared a picture of an envelope addressed to 'Minnie's parents'.

Baby joy: Stacey and Kevin revealed their child was born on Monday when they shared a picture of an envelope addressed to ‘Minnie’s parents’.

Cute: The presenter said she'd given birth to a baby girl and gushed that she's

Cute: The presenter said she’d given birth to a baby girl and gushed that she’s “obsessed” with her “little masterpiece” (pictured in October).

1673957968 787 Stacey Dooley gives birth to a baby girl with boyfriend Adorable: The couple shared matching pictures as they gushed over the sweet baby news

Adorable: The couple shared matching pictures as they gushed over the sweet baby news

“I’m delighted, I can’t believe it,” she said excitedly to host Ronan Kemp after he congratulated her.

Ronan told the journalist: “We have to start by saying congratulations, big news from you and Kevin today.”

“Thanks buddy, I can’t believe it. I’m really happy, I feel really happy. Because I’m 35, so you never take it for granted,” Stacey explained.

Pregnancy announcement: Stacey and Kevin announced their pregnancy news in August and shared a snap of her cradling her stomach on Instagram

Pregnancy announcement: Stacey and Kevin announced their pregnancy news in August and shared a snap of her cradling her stomach on Instagram

1661530481 47 Kevin Clifton beams as he is congratulated by his dancer Baby News!  Kevin also shared the same picture and wrote:

Baby News! Kevin also shared the same picture and wrote: “We’re having a baby! ❤️❤️❤️ And I think my girl @staceydooley looks beautiful pregnant.

In December 2021, Kevin and Stacey sparked engagement speculation after the presenter wore a band on her ring finger in an Instagram post.

The couple were spotted having dinner, sharing a plate of dessert with the word ‘Happy Birthday’ written in chocolate

Stacey and Kevin were crowned Strictly Champions in 2018 after winning the hearts of viewers with their incredible partnership.

Champions: Stacey and Kevin were crowned Strictly Champions in 2018 after winning the hearts of viewers with their incredible partnership

Champions: Stacey and Kevin were crowned Strictly Champions in 2018 after winning the hearts of viewers with their incredible partnership

Stacey confirmed their romance back in April 2019, when she finally took to Instagram with her boyfriend after weeks of speculation and four months after winning Strictly Come Dancing.

The duo had remained coy about their relationship after ex-boyfriend Sam Tucknott revealed their five-year relationship was over in an explosive interview with the Mail On Sunday.

Stacey soon took to Twitter to insist that “there’s two sides to every story” after her ex Sam branded the thrice-married Kevin a “rat”.

Former flame: Back in April 2019, Stacey's ex-boyfriend Sam Tucknott told The Post on Sunday that Stacey left him to start a relationship with Kevin

Former flame: Back in April 2019, Stacey’s ex-boyfriend Sam Tucknott told The Post on Sunday that Stacey left him to start a relationship with Kevin

The TV host wrote: “Anyone with any experience of adult life knows there are two sides to every story. I don’t have the time or energy to correct some of the utter nonsense I’ve read here.

‘Re Sam, I loved him dearly and wish him only happiness and success in the future.’

Kevin was previously married to fellow Strictly pro dancer Karen Hauer, whom he split after three years of marriage and a year before meeting Stacey.

Prior to Karen, Kevin married Clare Craze in 2007 after meeting at a salsa bar two years earlier. They separated in 2010.

Past love: Meanwhile, Kevin married Clare Craze in 2007 after meeting at a salsa bar two years earlier.  They split in 2010 (pictured 2009)

Past love: Meanwhile, Kevin married Clare Craze in 2007 after meeting at a salsa bar two years earlier. They split in 2010 (pictured 2009)

Split: Kevin was previously married to Strictly pro dancer Karen Hauer, from whom he split after three years of marriage and a year before meeting Stacey (pictured in August 2017).

Split: Kevin was previously married to Strictly pro dancer Karen Hauer, from whom he split after three years of marriage and a year before meeting Stacey (pictured in August 2017).