By EMILY SHERIDAN
A baby's first Christmas is a very exciting time for a parent.
So no wonder Chantelle Houghton couldn't hide her delight as she took her five-month-old daughter Dolly Christmas shopping on Monday.
The single mother, 29, was spotted cuddling and kissing her little girl as they took a breather from the busy shops at Lakeside Shopping Centre in Essex.
Her shopping trip came as Chantelle revealed she had met ex-fiance Alex Reid's new girlfriend Victoria Rose.
The couple have only been dating a few weeks, although Chantelle was forced to apologise back in November when she wrongly accused them of having an affair while she was still engaged to Alex.
She wrote in her New! magazine column: 'I was shocked to see the pictures of Alex Reid with his new girlfriend Victoria Rose. How can he move on so quickly?
'I'm certainly not thinking about dating anyone else right now. My priority is Dolly.
'Victoria and I have met up twice for coffee in Essex. I don't want to go into details about what we talked about but I hope she has her eyes open.'
Following the publication of Chantelle's latest column, Victoria took to Twitter on Tuesday to write: 'I contacted Chantelle first?! That's untrue.