sophiedahl_jamiecullum_engaged.jpgSophie Dahl and Jamie Cullum have welcomed their first child, a baby girl named Lyra. The model-turned-TV-chef gave birth to a daughter earlier last week, but the announcement was only made yesterday.

'Musician Jamie Cullum and his wife, the author and presenter Sophie Dahl, have become parents,' a spokesperson for the couple said in a statement. 'Their daughter Lyra was born on March the second. They are over the moon,'

The couple were married last year in a secret ceremony, before revealing they were expecting in September. It is believed Sophie will return to TV screens later this year to appear in a BBC2 documentary about Mrs Beeton, the Victorian cook book writer.