Matt Edmonson, RADIO 1 host, has shared his experiences. “through hell and back”He is proud to welcome his second child into this world.
As he celebrated his first baby girl, the 35-year-old comedian broadcaster opened up about his birth. “brilliant and brave”Staff at the NHS and wife
Matt, who is part of a Radio 1 Saturday show that features Mollie King on Saturdays, uploaded a photo of his newborn to Instagram.
The adorable photo showed the little girl smiling while she lay down in her crib, wrapped in a multicoloured blanket and baby grow, and wearing a knitted cap.
Matt also wrote: “Introducing Willow Mae Edmondson.”
“What a week…We’ve been to hell and back, but baby Willow is here and she’s magic.
“Bryony is now resting and doing well. She was indescribably brave and brilliant.”
“We’re home and safe and hunkering down for a few weeks.”
When he spoke of his first child, the comedian said: “Ivy loves.
“Thank you to the brilliant NHS staff at Lewisham Hospital who got us through it all- they were stretched so far, but worked so hard so that we didn’t suffer.”
Matt’s celebrity friends were quick to respond, with Laura Whitmore, a fellow BBC broadcaster, writing: “Congrats ❤️❤️❤️xxx.”
Mollie, his close friend and co-host, wrote: “Congratulations guys, she’s gorgeous! ❤️,”While Dermot O’Leary, a broadcaster, commented: “Ah, Congrats bud x”
BABY NEWS JOY
Their latest addition to the family arrived a little late after Matt revealed that their baby was due Christmas Day.
He said the following when he spoke on Lorraine with ITV: “Holly and Ivy for Christmas would be great.|”
Talking of his firstborn he added: “Ivy came three and a half weeks early, as I was about to film The Xtra Factor.
“So I’m assuming this one is coming on Christmas Day, but it could happen any time now.”
He and Bryony were married in 2013.
At the time of the chat last year, in his typically joking style, he added: “It’s a girl!
“We’ve got a negotiation going on still about names.
“I’ve mixed up my list for children’s names and dog names and now I can’t remember what was for a child and what was for a dog.
“We’ve already got a dog but you’ve always got to have a list of potential names just in case.”
The broadcaster’s incredible news comes after he opened up about his cyclothymia diagnosis last month, calling the moment he was diagnosed “life-changing”.
Matt first shared details about his mental and behavioural disorder back in January. Recently, Matt wrote an extensive Instagram post about the condition.
Cyclothymia can be a rare condition that can cause mood swings and is often connected to bipolar disorder.
The star told his fans on November 2 that he’s experienced “periods where I felt incredibly low”.
He wrote: “After years of struggling, simply getting the label Cyclothymia placed on how I was feeling was life changing.
“It helped me understand that if I could spot myself going ‘up’ or ‘down’ I could do something to intercept it.”
Matt concluded: “I’m planning to chat a bit more about Cyclothymia in the future, I’ll keep you posted”.