Ant McPartlin: Joyful Baby Announcement

Ant McPartlin's family celebrates impending arrival of new member.

by Nouman Rasool
Ant McPartlin: Joyful Baby Announcement
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"Saturday Night Takeaway" top celebrity co-host Ant McPartlin is anticipating a baby along with his partner Anne-Marie, and it certainly adds joy to the families. McPartlin will become a father for the first time at 48, with the couple's little arrival being due in June after Anne-Marie's five-month prenatal check.

The much-loved TV host, whose previous marriage to celebrity make-up artist Lisa Armstrong ended after 11 years, has long harboured ambitions of being a father. Anne-Marie's pregnancy announcement surely comes after weeks of speculation, and surely it has given cause for so much joy, with the anticipation building up.

Ant's stepfather, David Woodhall, reacts with joy to the news and is confident that Ant will make a really good father, considering the lovely relationship he already has with Anne-Marie's two children from her previous marriage.

The couple, who married in 2021, have largely kept mum on their journey to parenthood, sparing this delightful news to the public eye for as long as they could. The friends close to the pair have articulated their immense gladness and high hopes for the move, especially that Ant has already proved to be a good father figure to Anne-Marie's children.

McPartlin's New Chapter

This will surely represent a great turning point for McPartlin, seven years after he and Armstrong separated as they battled to start a family together. There might be conflicting feelings on the part of Armstrong, though she hasn't made any public comment.

Instead, she has been sharing motivational quotes on social media, which some interpret as cryptic messages. The McPartlin's life has been a series of twists and turns, from the ever more public split with Armstrong to new love with Anne-Marie—also first their close friend and assistant of the couple.

As they prepare to welcome another member into the family, the celebrity world looks on with excitement and full support, ready to give a share of their best wishes.