Home Entertainment Presenter Rachael Downie reveals she has given birth! Motorsport star welcomes baby girl called Rose Bess with husband Simon Drury

Presenter Rachael Downie reveals she has given birth! Motorsport star welcomes baby girl called Rose Bess with husband Simon Drury

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Presenter Rachael Downie revealed on Instagram on Monday that she welcomed her first child with husband Simon Drury on Friday.

Presenter Rachael Downie revealed she welcomed her first child with husband Simon Drury on Friday.

Rachael shared the news that she had given birth to a baby girl, named Rose Bess Downie-Drury, on Instagram on Monday.

Posting an adorable photo of Rose, Rachael, 39, captioned the post: ‘Rose Bess Downie-Drury 02.16.24 ❤️ Our little girl is here ❤️.’

Sports presenter Rachael, who appears on Motorsport and ITV, married Simon in 2012.

She shared an anniversary post in June to mark their 11 years of marriage, featuring a photo of the couple from behind in a car on their wedding day.

Presenter Rachael Downie revealed on Instagram on Monday that she welcomed her first child with husband Simon Drury on Friday.

Posting an adorable photo of Rose, Rachael, 39, captioned the post: 'Rose Bess Downie-Drury 02.16.24 ❤️ Our little girl is here ❤️'

Posting an adorable photo of Rose, Rachael, 39, captioned the post: ‘Rose Bess Downie-Drury 02.16.24 ❤️ Our little girl is here ❤️’

Rachael revealed that the couple was expecting their first child together in an Instagram post in October.

“I’m excited to share that @simon_drury and I have a baby girl due in early 2024,” she captioned the post.

She then updated her social media followers in December, sharing a photo of her baby bump.

“The whole group is here,” she captioned a photo of her and Simon at Raffles in London. ‘For a new chapter in 2024 ❤️.’

Fellow TV presenter Afua Hagan congratulated the couple and commented: ‘Favorites! Keep baking my baby, you look beautiful ❤️.’

The couple’s happy news comes after Rachael opened up to MailOnline in 2022 about her 14-year battle with anorexia.

In an exclusive talk, the Motorsport presenter recalled how she developed the disorder when she was eleven years old after bullies forced her to retreat to the school bathrooms, where she was having lunch.

Rachael admitted she struggled with anorexia until she was 25 due to a lack of support and hid her eating disorder for years because she “never wanted anyone to know.”

Rachael revealed that the couple was expecting their first child together in an Instagram post in October.

Rachael revealed that the couple was expecting their first child together in an Instagram post in October.

“I’m excited to share that @simon_drury and I have a baby girl due in early 2024,” she captioned the post.

She then updated her social media followers in December, sharing a photo of her baby bump while the couple were out for a night out at Raffles London.

She then updated her social media followers in December, sharing a photo of her baby bump while the couple were out for a night out at Raffles London.

With Eating Disorders Awareness Week in February, Rachael felt the time was right to speak openly about the “isolating illness.”

She told MailOnline: ‘I was bullied a lot as a child so I used to have lunch in the bathroom. One day I just took control of the situation and never ate lunch. That moment has stayed in my head because it was when it all started.

‘Once I missed that, it became easier to skip meals and that’s how it developed. I used it as a form of escapism.

‘Throughout my childhood I attended many ballet schools and discovered that the dance environment did not help people prone to suffering from an erectile dysfunction problem.

“In some places I was constantly weighed and even had my body fat taped to see how much weight I needed to lose or maybe would gain.”

The motorsports presenter battled anorexia for 14 years without any medical or emotional support (pictured in 2015)

The motorsports presenter battled anorexia for 14 years without any medical or emotional support (pictured in 2015)

Rachael is now an ambassador for an eating disorder support service called SEED (Support and Empathy for People with Eating Disorders) and wants to use her own journey to help others.

The TV star feels empowered to speak out after feeling like she never received help during the 14 years she suffered from anorexia.

She said: ‘There was no help for me when I was going through this, I felt very alone. The people closest to me begged me to eat but they didn’t understand that it wasn’t that simple.

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