'It's a boy!' Chris Evans and wife Natasha welcome Eli Alfred Michael
11:59 GMT, 1 June 2012
Chris Evans and his wife Natasha Shishmanian have welcomed a baby boy.
The couple's second son, who they have named Eli Alfred Michael Evans, was born at 4.52am this morning and weighed 7lbs 13oz.
Chris made a mad dash from the Hay Festival back to London last night after learning Natasha was set to go into labour and managed to be present for the birth.
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It's a boy: Chris Evans and wife Natasha welcomed Eli Alfred Michael Evans at 4.52am this morning. He weighed 7lbs 13oz
Quick dash: Chris was at the Hay Festival yesterday before he rushed back to London
This morning Chris posted: 'Eli Alfred Michael Evans says hi ! Can't wait to join
you all out there. A nice quiet first day in and then I'll be right with
Chris called into his radio show this morning to reveal the details of his birth.
He told Alex Jones and David Walliams, who had filled in for him at the last minute how he just made the birth.
Speaking on air he said: '
Once upon a time there was a silly radio DJ who went to wales when his wife was four days overdue with their second child, thinking that mummy and baby might hang on until he returned from the fantastic 500 words short story final in Hay.
'But of course he was completely wrong as usual and two hours after he arrived he had to beat a hasty retreat to get back to London in time which he did just about.'
Last night Chris tweeted: 'Was at Hay. No longer.
Back in the air. On the way to Baby Drop! Good luck with the show guys
and well done to all the 500 Words finalists x.'
Eli was conceived through IVF and joins the couple's two-year-old son Noah.
Updating the fans: Chris posted to his Twitter page that he was off to 'baby drop' last night
Sadly Natasha suffered a miscarriage in 2010.
Last year The
Radio 2 breakfast show presenter announced his wife was pregnant in his
Mail On Sunday column and said: ‘Mrs E is in the family way once
again. And yes, I can confirm she is… '
'Thank you so much to the people who made it possible. We are eternally grateful. You make dreams come true.
wife and I couldn’t be more thrilled . . . Like a lot of couples,
becoming pregnant this time was not easy and to the extent that it was
beginning to feel like it may never happen.'
is the broadcaster's third child, as well as Noah he has a 25-year-old
daughter, Jade, from a previous relationship with Alison Ward.
Proud papa: The Radio presenter announced the details of the birth by phoning his radio show today