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Last Updated: Wednesday July 07 2010 10:45 GMT

Dannii Minogue gives birth to boy

Dannii Minogue

X Factor judge Dannii Minogue has given birth to a baby boy named Ethan Edward Smith.

Ethan is Dannii and her partner's first child, and her older sister Kylie is flying out to Melbourne soon to meet her new nephew.

When Dannii got pregnant she had to miss out on X Factor auditions and other pop stars stood in for her.

Just before she gave birth she wrote on a social networking site that she was pining to see her fellow judges.

"Looking forward to catching up on X Factor auditions. Can't wait to see Simon, Cheryl and Louis again soon - miss them very much. Dx," she wrote.