BBC Breakfast star gives birth and shares baby's cute name

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BBC Breakfast star gives birth, shares baby's namePhilip Magowan/Press Eye - BBC

BBC Breakfast star Emma Vardy has announced the birth of her baby boy.

Sharing the happy news on her Instagram account, the presenter shared a snap of herself cradling the newborn in hospital, revealing she'd named the child Jago Fionn.

"Presenting my best breaking news ever, baby boy Jago Fionn is here," she wrote. "At just a few hours old, playing a little camera shy.

Going on to thank the staff at Belfast's hospital, she added: "Huge thanks to the dedicated & talented midwives & doctors at Belfast's Royal Victoria Hospital, for looking after us so well... Smitten & so in love."

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Emma's followers were quick to send their congratulations to the presenter in the comments, "Huge congratulations to you Emma best wishes for the future," one wrote.

"Congratulations!!! And thanks for sharing your journey with us," another added.

The presenter, who is also a keen surfer, announced her pregnancy back in May, sharing an image of herself on the beach with her surfboard.

"Well it's definitely getting a bit harder to balance," she wrote. "Extra cargo hitching a ride!!"

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Emma isn't the only BBC Breakfast presenter to welcome a new arrival in the past few months, with business correspondent Nina Warhurst giving birth to her third child, a baby girl, in July.

Emma, who is the programme's Northern Ireland correspondent, had recently been covering Nina's maternity leave before heading off on her own in August.

Nina recently opened up on life with a newborn on Twitter/X following a comment by a follower, asking if she'd been able to get much sleep.

"We are great thanks," Nina replied, adding: "She does keep me up but all worth it."

BBC Breakfast airs every morning from 6am on BBC One.

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