ABC will surprise viewers with her replacement during the Dancing premiere

By Natasha Stoynoff
Updated December 01, 2020 06:21 PM

It’s a baby girl for E! News correspondent and Dancing with the Stars co-host Samantha Harris.

Harris,33, and husband, financial wholesaler Michael Hess, welcomed daughter Josselyn Sydney Hess Sunday morning at 1:49 a.m. in Los Angeles, weighing in at 6 lbs., 12 oz., reports E! News. She is the couple’s first child.

“Michael and I are ecstatic to have a little girl to welcome into our lives,” Harris told E! Online. “We can’t wait to introduce her to our family and friends in the morning!”

Harris had been tracking her pregnancy on a blog, The Bump Report, for Fitness Magazine since January. On her Sept. 15 entry, the mother-to-be wrote: “We’re less than a month away from my due date, and Michael and I have been getting more excited – and anxious – each day. We can’t wait to find out the sex of our baby. Some days I think, ‘How the heck am I going to deal with sleep deprivation? Will I know what to do with this beautiful, crying little thing? How do people manage to figure it all out?’ ”

ABC told PEOPLE they are not going to announce Harris’s replacement, so viewers will have to tune in to Monday night’s Dancing with the Stars premiere to find out.

Reporting by MONICA RIZZO

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