GMTV presenter names his new son after favourite TV show

GMTV presenter Ben Shephard has become a father for the second time – and he’s named the new baby after his favourite TV show.

Ben’s wife Annie gave birth to Jack James on Wednesday – after hero Jack Bauer from his series 24, played by Keifer Sutherland.

He was born weighing 7lb 11oz and is a little brother for 20-month-old Sam.

‘I actually wanted to call him Bauer and Annie put her foot down,’ the TV star told his GMTV co-presenter Jenni Falcomer.

‘Annie did brilliantly and Jack looks just like Sam when Sam was born – he has got tons and tons of hair and massive feet and when he came out he looked a bit like a hobbit.’