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Westlife star and fiance become fathers for the first time

Westlife star Mark Feehily and his fiance Cailean O'Neill have become dads for the first time after the pair welcomed a baby girl called Layla. Picture: Mark Feehily Instagram
Marie Louise McConville

WESTLIFE star Mark Feehily was celebrating after becoming a father for the first time.

The 39-year-old Sligo singer and his fiance Cailean O'Neill revealed on social media that they had welcomed a baby daughter called Layla.

The Flying Without Wings performer described the pair as the "the happiest dads in the world" after he had announced: "Baby Layla born safe & sound @ 7.27pm on October 1st 2019".

The couple announced they were expecting their first child in May before revealing in July that they were set to welcome a girl.

Layla's birth comes a month after Westlife, made up of Nicky Byrne (40) Kian Egan (39), Mark Feehily (39) and Shane Filan (40), announced they play a one-off concert at London’s Wembley Stadium next year.

It will be the first time the hugely popular Irish four piece have headlined at the venue.

The band described the concert at Wembley Stadium as a "once-in-a-lifetime" gig.

The show is due to take place on August 22.

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