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Ed Sheeran welcomes baby girl Lyra Antarctica

Plus one: Ed and Cherry Mates: McClure and Compston have a baby girl PICTURES: INSTAGRAM

ED SHEERAN and wife Cherry are ‘completely in love’ with their new baby daughter, who they have named Lyra Antarctica.

The singer announced the news on Instagram, writing: ‘Ello! A quick message from me as I have some personal news that I wanted to share with you … Last week, with the help of an amazing delivery team, Cherry gave birth to our beautiful and healthy daughter — Lyra Antarctica Seaborn Sheeran.’ He added: ‘Both mum and baby are doing amazing and we are on cloud nine.’

Perfect: Ed’s sweet snap of Lyra’s tiny booties

Sheeran is a noted fan of Sir Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials series, in which the main character is called Lyra.