Ben Fogle and wife Marina welcome "beautiful baby" Iona

Ben Fogle and wife Marina welcome "beautiful baby" Iona

It”s a girl! Ben Fogle and wife Marina welcome “beautiful baby” Iona

9:31 PM on 26th May 2011

Ben Fogle has become a father for the second time.

The TV presenter and adventurer and his wife Marina welcomed their second child today – a baby girl named Iona.

The 37-year-old announced the happy news on Twitter this afternoon.

Baby joy: Ben Fogle and wife Marina, pictured at the Royal Wedding, have welcomed their second child today, a baby daughter named Iona

Baby joy: Ben Fogle and wife Marina, pictured at the Royal Wedding, have welcomed their second child today, a baby daughter named Iona

“Beautiful baby Iona Fogle was born today weighing 7lb 6oz,” he wrote. “Daughter and mother are doing brilliantly. Father and son are eating ice cream.”

Marina”s labour appeared to progress quickly once the couple arrived at the hospital.

Her husband tweeted the joyful arrival just five hours after he told followers that they were on their way there.

New addition: The TV presenter announced the news on his Twitter page

New addition: The TV presenter announced the news on his Twitter page

Ben and Marina made a public appearance together at the Royal Wedding on April 29.

Party planner Marina looked gorgeous in a flattering emerald green dress which showed off her growing bump.

Iona is the second child for the couple, who married in 2006. They have a son, Ludo, who was born on December 10, 2009.

Big brother: The couple also have a one-year-old son, Ludo

Big brother: The couple also have a one-year-old son, Ludo

Their growing family is particularly sweet for Ben and Marina, who suffered a tragic miscarriage in 2008.

The couple found out the devastating news that they had lost their child during their 12 week scan, just two days before Fogle set off on an expedition to the South Pole.

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