Dannii Minogue has given the world a first glimpse of her son on Twitter.

The 38-year-old X Factor judge gave birth to the baby boy named Ethan Edward Smith – her first child – on Monday.

The picture shows the proud new mum and her partner Kris Smith, 32, beaming with joy as they show off their tiny five-day-old child, who is cradled in a baby carrier.

Dannii, who maintained her glamorous look during pregnancy with a series of show-stopping red carpet gowns, appears to be make-up free in the photo. She looks glowing as she sits on a bed with her hair scraped back with a headband and wearing a simple black V-neck outfit.

Instead of showing off the picture in a glossy magazine deal, the star wrote a message accompanying the snap to her fans, thanking them for their kind wishes.

She said: “Hey everyone thanks for all your wishes, we are loving baby Ethan and Kris is the best dad in the world. X.”

Kris also posted a photo on his Twitter page, saying: “Hey guys first look at our beautiful Ethan, he is the most adorable little man, looks like his amazing mum. X.”

Dannii had her Twitter followers cooing over the baby. One comment read: “He is absolutely adorable. And Dannii you look amazing.”