Paddy McGuinness, who already has three-year-old twins Leo and Penelope, has welcomed a baby girl with wife Christine.
The proud parents took to Twitter to announce the happy news while sharing the baby’s super sweet name and taking the opportunity to thank the doctors and nurses in the hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit.
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The Take Me Out host wrote to his 232k followers: “Good afternoon friends! Sorry not been on for a few days.
“Welcome Felicity! The boys are officially out numbered in our house. Let the maternity see the leave!,” he quipped, referencing his famous dating show one-liners
He continued: “Thank you to all the Dr’s, nurses, wonderful maternity staff and the amazing team in NICU at St Marys hospital who helped out baby girl (sic).”
An accompanying image featured more information about Felicity’s birth – revealing that she was born on September 9, weighing 8lb 6oz, and her middle name is Rose (and at this point we just can’t handle the cute).
Christine also shared the heartwarming news on Twitter, posting the same image as her hubby alongside the caption: “Welcome to the world Felicity and a special thank you to St Marys hospital NICU and maternity staff (sic).”
The couple – who have been married for five years after first locking eyes on each other at the Liverpool International Tennis Tournament – previously struggled to conceive after Christine was diagnosed with polycystic ovaries.
It took them three years to conceive their twins Leo and Penelope, welcoming their children in the summer of 2013, but found it a little easier this time around, using ovulation kits and calendars to keep track of their progress.
Revealing the moment she found out about her second pregnancy, Christine told Closer magazine: “I went downstairs and just said to Paddy: ‘I’m f***ing pregnant, we’re having another baby in September!"
Sharing an update two weeks ago, Christine shared an image of her baby bump on Instagram, writing: "I can’t wait to meet my new baba but I don’t want to leave my twins when I go into hospital. I have never spent a night away from them since they were born 3 years ago.
"I know it will be worth it when I bring baby home and our family is all together.”
Aww! Huge congratulations to the new family of five!