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Kidd shows off her 'little man'

Jodie Kidd showed off her newborn baby son for the first time - and says motherhood is a bigger rush than all her daredevil activities.

The thrill-seeker has parachuted from helicopters, bungee-jumped in New Zealand and took part in the high-speed Gumball 3000 car rally, but says giving birth to Indio is the best thing yet.

Model Jodie, 33, told Hello! magazine: "It's the most awesome, scary, brilliant, exhilarating experience I've ever had in my entire life.

"It beats anything I have ever done by a mile. I feel very blessed."

Showing off her son for the first time, alongside partner Andrea Vianini, she revealed the tot was nearly born in her car on the way to London's private Portland Hospital.

Her waters broke in the early hours of September 5, a week before she was due to give birth by scheduled Caesarean, forcing her and Argentinian polo player Andrea, 46, to make a mad dash to the hospital.

"The contractions were coming quite fast," she said. "I had one long one on the Westway and thought I was very close to having the baby in the car."

Indio was born by emergency Caesarean, weighing 7lb 10oz, with her partner of two years filming his arrival while Jodie's make-up artist sister Jemma watched through a glass screen.

Former Strictly Come Dancing contestant Jodie said she has been overwhelmed with love for the "little man", but joked she had been unprepared for "how full-on and completely all-consuming" the first two weeks would be. "You're not prepared for that - it's a huge learning curve, just getting to know your baby."

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