Kimberley Walsh received a marriage proposal from her boyfriend Justin Scott moments after giving birth to their son.

The 33-year-old beauty - who starred in the British band Girls Aloud - has revealed how her nine-month-old son Bobby played a crucial role in the surprise proposal.

Kimberley, who's been with her partner for a decade, explained: ''I'd just handed Bobby to Justin, so he had our gorgeous newborn son in one arm and I remember Bobby had his eyes open.

''Bobby didn't take his gaze off me as Justin slipped his other hand into his pocket and suddenly the pair of them were sinking down towards the floor.

''I said, 'What are you doing?', then Justin pulled out this gorgeous ring. We'd only just stopped crying from the joy and relief of finally meeting our baby, but that set us both off again. I was in bits.''

Meanwhile, Kimberley also revealed Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, her former band-mate, was among the first of her friends and family to know about her impending marriage.

She told HELLO! magazine: ''Cheryl came to the hospital about an hour after Bobby was born and was getting her first cuddles with him.

''Then I said, 'Oh, and there's something else ...' and showed her the ring. She started crying and said, 'Oh my God, what are you trying to do to me?'''