The 27-year-old, best known for playing children's TV character Tracy Beaker, welcomed a baby girl with boyfriend Simon Brough on Tuesday (28Jun16).

Dani and Simon have reportedly named their daughter Avarie-Belle Betsy Brough, and the star's mum Jill Harmer tells Britain's Hello! magazine Dani and baby are doing well, adding, "the baby is beautiful like her mother!".

Dani and Simon have been together for nearly a year, but both were looking forward to becoming first-time parents, telling Hello! previously: "I absolutely can't wait. I'm also really nervous. But I guess I just have to take each day as it comes. I've always wanted to be a mum."

Dani is famed for starring as wild rule breaker Tracy in the CBBC show, which was based on the books by Jacqueline Wilson. She played the character in a series of programmes, such as The Story of Tracy Beaker, between 2002 and 2012 and knows her pregnancy came as something of a shock to many of her fans.

"People still see me as a teenager," she laughed. "I did the Rocky Horror Show a couple of years ago and some people were like, 'Hang on... Tracy Beaker's going to be in her underwear on stage?'"

At the time, Simon also explained that they were in no rush to get married before their daughter arrived, but hoped to tie the knot in the future.

"We don't want to get married just because we're having a baby," Simon said. "Dani wants the little one to walk up the aisle with us, so we'll have to wait a fair few years for that."