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Home and Away shares first look at Ziggy and Dean's baby: 'Excited'

Fans can't get over how cute the newborn is.

A new Home and Away promo for 2023 has just been released, and fans have gone wild over the first look at Ziggy Astoni (Sophie Dillman) and Dean Thompson’s (Patrick O’Connor) baby. The show teases “new beginnings” for the fan-favourite couple, and gives viewers a look at how Ziggy handles going into labour.

“Hello! Pregnant woman, in labour!” Ziggy yells at Dean, before the new parents are shown in the hospital looking at their newborn with love.

The fan-favourite couple will be welcoming a baby onscreen in 2023. Photo: Seven & Instagram/sophiedillman
The fan-favourite couple will be welcoming a baby onscreen in 2023. Photo: Seven & Instagram/sophiedillman

In a sweet moment, Dean declares his love for Ziggy as the couple cuddle their new bundle of joy.

While the promo also teased the drama surrounding whether or not Felicity Newman (Jacqui Purvis) would survive a terrible car crash, fans only had eyes for Ziggy and Dean’s baby.

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“Omg not me crying cause Dean and Ziggy’s baby [is] so cute,” one fan gushed.

“Oh my goodness that baby looks like Dean lol,” added another.

“So excited does that mean Ziggy [and] Dean are having a boy or girl??” a third asked.

“Nice to see Ziggy actually made it to the hospital in Summer Bay,” quipped another.

Two photos of Ziggy and Dean's newborn baby on Home and Away
Home and Away fans can't get enough of Ziggy and Dean's baby. Photo: Seven

Others shared their excitement for Home and Away to return to screens on January 9, after the show went off air in late November for its annual summer break.

“Ahhh omggg these promos are just getting me more and more excited for my fave TV show ever to return. Like not long now till it’s back. I honestly can’t wait for another great year back in the bay,” an excited viewer wrote.

“Wow I can’t bloody wait,” added another.

“Wow how exciting, cannot wait, looking forward to seeing all the Home and Away cast,” a third chimed in.

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Sophie Dillman reveals hidden detail in 'pregnancy'

This comes after Sophie spilled the beans about how the costume department managed to create such a realistic-looking baby bump.

In a chat with Yahoo Lifestyle, the star shared that she wore different-sized bumps depending on how far along in her pregnancy Ziggy was. She had three different bumps to wear, with the last one being the largest and causing some havoc for the star on set.

Sophie Dillman as her pregnant character Ziggy Astoni in a red dress
The tight red dress showed off her pregnant belly. Photo: Instagram/sophiedillman

“It’s like two sets of tummy tucker underwear, and then in the middle of it there’s a belly pillow. So I had three sizes of belly pillow, and you put it in and then do it up and then you put your clothes over the top,” she explained.

Sophie added that it has been “comfortable” shooting with the fake bellies, but she stumbled upon one glaring problem.

“I’m wearing the big one at the moment, and I waddle. You can’t do up your shoes, like it’s true,” she told us. “You can’t do up your shoes when you’re pregnant, and you can’t sit properly or stand quickly or anything like that.

“It’s really bizarre,” she said, before bursting into laughter.

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