TV presenter Donna Air is celebrating the birth of a daughter.

The baby, who has not yet been named, made her entrance into the world at the St John and Elizabeth private hospital, in London, on Thursday afternoon, weighing 7lb 6oz.

Air and her boyfriend, Damien Aspinall, were said to be thrilled by the birth.

The couple, who have been together for three years, confirmed Air was expecting a baby in March.

Since then, the North-East-born star has presented the ITV reality series The Club and has been devoting time to preparing for motherhood.

After meeting Mr Aspinall, Air ditched the celebrity lifestyle, splitting her time between their homes in Knightsbridge and Kent.

She has revealed that her weekends are now often taken up looking after endangered animals at Howletts animal park, opened by Mr Aspinall's late father, John.

It was this passion that inspired her latest project - her first on-screen venture with Damien.

The Geordie, who spent five years growing up on the set of kids' TV programme Byker Grove, later went on to present The Big Breakfast.

Her latest project, Gorilla Gorilla, follows the Howletts' project to reintroduce captivity-bred gorillas back into their natural environment.

The film chronicles the fortunes of a family of gorillas taken back to Gabon, on the west coast of Africa.