Richard Wilkins has taken to Instagram to share a heartwarming post and to wish his daughter Estella a happy 18th birthday.

The 68-year-old Nine entertainment reporter shared three pictures of his daughter, who he shares with fashion designer ex Collette Dinnigan.

“Quite the milestone today … as my magnificent daughter Estella turns 18,” he wrote on Instagram.

“Happy birthday my darling … so proud to be your dad .. and so excited for what the future holds for you!

“The stirrups of the world are at your feet,” he added, referencing one of the photos he posted, which shows the keen equestrian astride a horse.

Estella took time out of her no-doubt busy day to reply to her dad, writing: “Thank you papa. Love you.”

Wilkins has four other children, sons Adam, Christian and Nick, and daughter Rebecca and lives with partner Nicola Dale.

Image: Instagram

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