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Jake Roche becomes an uncle

Jake Roche becomes an uncle

Jake Roche has become an uncle.

The Rixton singer is thrilled after his brother Shane Richie Jr welcomed daughter Amelia Rose with his good friend Emma Kivell and can't wait to spend time with the latest addition to the family.

Jake - who is engaged to Little Mix's Jesy Nelson - tweeted: "I'm an uncle. Wow!! So happy. Going to be a great dad @shanerichiejnr ! Can't wait to meet her. Love you mate x (sic)."

An emotional Shane also tweeted: "Welcome to the world my beautiful Amelia Rose. Mums doing great, emotional and long day. #love #daughter (sic)."

Emma took to Twitter to praise Jake and Shane's mother Coleen Nolan for helping her through, telling Jake: "your brother was amazing and I couldn't have got through it without him, your mum and sister xxx (sic)."

Shane and Jake's father is 'EastEnders' actor Shane Richie.

Meanwhile, Shane Jr previously revealed the baby wasn't planned but he was incredibly excited.

He wrote on Facebook: "Hey everyone, so yeah I'm having a baby (not me personally, OBVS.)

"I thought I may as well share it all with ya as half of you have guessed anyway. It's really something that wasn't planned but me and the Mother to be are friends and will remain friends for the baby's sake.

"I'm gonna have a big role to play and honestly I can't wait. Family all know and are over the moon (sic)."