Ant McPartlin has become a dad for the first time

Ant McPartlin and Anne-Marie have had a baby boy credit:Bang Showbiz
Ant McPartlin and Anne-Marie have had a baby boy credit:Bang Showbiz

Ant McPartlin has welcomed his first child with wife Anne-Marie Corbett.

The couple - who tied the knot in 2021 - were "over the moon" to announce the arrival of their baby boy, Wilder Patrick McPartlin, who arrived into the world on Tuesday (14.05.24) morning, and already has his dad "a mess".

Alongside a black-and-white photograph of the 'Saturday Night Takeaway' co-host, 48, and the newborn, their Instagram caption read: "Welcome to the family.

"Wilder Patrick Mcpartlin. Born, 14/05/24 at 8.54am Baby is beautiful, Mummy’s a legend, Sisters are over the moon. Dad’s a mess."

The family have been inundated with messages of congratulations from their famous friends.

Davina McCall commented: "Arggggghhhhhhhhhh!!!! This is AMAZING !!!! Congratulations to ALL of you."

'First Dates' star Fred Sirieix wrote: "Congrats." Another fan commented: "I've never been so happy for someone I've never met. You're going to be the best daddy Ant."

Ant and his 46-year-old ex-personal assistant Anne-Marie - who has two children from a previous relationship - kept their baby news private.

However, a source told The Sun: "This is the news everyone wanted. Ant and Anne-Marie are beyond delighted. It's no secret that Ant has always wanted children, but that it may never happen for him was something he had, sadly, come to terms with.

"When they found out last year, they were absolutely delighted, but obviously kept the news quiet for as long as possible. To be having a child two years short of his 50th birthday, with the love of his life, is the stuff of dreams for Ant. He's already a wonderful, doting father to Anne-Marie's kids, and together they're going to be brilliant parents to this latest addition to the family."

Ant has always wanted to be a dad, and he and his ex-wife, makeup artist Lisa Armstrong, 47, tried to have children.

He previously told the Radio Times: "Lisa and I would love to have kids. We’re trying. It’s tougher than you think when you get a bit older."

The pair split in 2018, after 11 years of marriage, and his relationship with Anne-Marie was made public just six months later.