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Baby news for Australian Survivor star and war hero Damien Thomlinson

Congratulations are in order for the double amputee

Survivor star and war hero Damien Thomlinson has announced he and his partner are expecting a baby.

Taking to Instagram on Tuesday, the double amputee – who lost his legs in April 2009, while serving in Afghanistan – told his thousands of followers that his exit from the hit show had a ‘silver lining’.

Australian survivor star Damien Thomlinson expecting baby with partner
(Credit: Instagram/Damien Thomlinson)

‘Got voted off but there is a silver lining to everything and the biggest challenge is yet to come. We love you already Bub,’ the former special forces commando wrote alongside a photo of himself and his partner, Abbey and what appeared to be a pregnancy scan.

Speaking to the Daily Telegraph, Damien revealed the baby was a little girl and the prospect was both ‘terrifying and amazing’

‘It’s been quite the ride, but I really can’t wait for the whole experience, it’s amazing,’ he said.

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‘It’s probably easier being shot at or at war than thinking about the daunting thought of raising a child. But, yeah, I’m looking forward to it.’

Damien’s social media followers were quick to congratulate the pair.

‘Wait to you first hold and smell your newborn – true love and nothing else in life can compare brother! get ready for the happy tears mate – oh and no sleep but you’ve been there,’ wrote one supporter.

Australian survivor star Damien Thomlinson expecting baby with partner
(Credit: Instagram/Damien Thomlinson)

Damien lost his legs in an explosion during a tour of Afghanistan, Damien previously revealed on Survivor.

‘My platoon were driving special reconnaissance vehicles and my vehicle hit an improvised explosive device,’ he said.

He now uses prosthetic limbs.

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