Dermot O'Leary announces arrival of baby boy with sweet photo

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From Digital Spy

Congratulations are in order for The X Factor and BBC Radio 2 star Dermot O'Leary and his wife Dee Koppang.

The host made the announcement on his Instagram page, sharing a photo of a babygrow that featured the words 'Koppang O'Leary Productions Est 2020'.

"Welcome to the world baby Koppang O'Leary...," he wrote. "We're delighted to announce that we've had a baby!

Photo credit: Dermot O'Leary - Instagram
Photo credit: Dermot O'Leary - Instagram

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"A little boy born on Tuesday 23rd June 2020 (Sankthansaften / Midsummer for you Norwegians) at 8.19am, weighing in at 6lb 13oz. Enjoying the cuddles in the newborn bubble... cats yet to be 100% convinced. Lots of love, Dermot and Dee."

Years ago, he was quoted as saying: "I definitely want kids, but I've got a very busy wife with a very busy life.

"It's not fair for me to say, 'I want kids now'. I do want kids with my wife, but I want them when we both think it's the right thing to happen."

Photo credit: Ian Jacobs
Photo credit: Ian Jacobs

With The X Factor announced as taking this year off before the coronavirus pandemic became a pandemic, 2020 definitely seemed like the best time for them to start a family.

At the time of writing, the pair have not revealed the name of their child.

Back last year, Dermot launched a new podcast called People, Just People, which features him having more informal chats with a wide range of folks from the public eye.

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