Awww! Good news this weekend for The Xtra Factor presenter Matt Edmondson as he welcomes his first child into the world!
Matt, who hosts the show with Rylan Clark-Neal, was noticeably absent from last night’s showing. It turns out that he was supporting his wife Bryony, who was giving birth to their baby daughter. No hint of a name yet, but Matt sent a message to Twitter to clarify why he was missing.
The Radio 1 DJ said: ‘I’ve had a baby! A really cute one. We always had a 2 in 7 chance that she’d arrive on a day where there was an Xtra Factor Live… What I didn’t expect was for her to hatch her escape plan three weeks early and 2 hours before the live show!
‘I am so, so, unbelievably excited about being a Dad and Bryony did the most amazing job ever. We had a very peaceful, beautiful home birth with the help of Neighbourhood Midwives (who are worth their weight in gold – seriously) and we are so happy with our little (very little in fact!) girl.
‘Anyhow, thanks to Rylan for flying solo (and crying at the news in his dressing room when I told him!) and thanks to all of you who sent me such kind messages. You guys are great.’
And he signed it off with: ‘A very sleepy Matt. X’
Matt Edmondson and Rylan took over The Xtra Factor from last year’s hosts Rochelle Humes and Melvin Odoom.
The star has married to his wife, Bryony, since 2013 and this is the first child they’ve welcomed together. Congratulations to the new parents! And good luck with being sleepy for a lot longer now.