Ant McPartlin and wife Anne-Marie Corbett welcome first child and reveal baby’s name

Ant McPartlin and wife Anne-Marie Corbett welcome first child and reveal baby’s name

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Oliver Trapnell

By Oliver Trapnell

Published: 14/05/2024

- 22:03

The 48-year-old shared a black and white photo of his newborn

Ant McPartlin has welcomed his first child with wife Anne-Marie Corbett and has revealed the name of the baby.

The presenter, who makes up half of the entertainment duo Ant and Dec, announced the news on the pair’s joint Instagram account.

McPartlin made the announcement together with a black and white photo showing him holding the newborn.

He wrote: “Welcome to the family. Wilder Patrick Mcpartlin.

Ant McPartlin and wife Anne-Marie

Ant McPartlin became a father for the first time with his partner Anne-Marie Corbett


“Born, 14/05/24 at 8.54am.

“Baby is beautiful, Mummy's a legend, Sisters are over the moon. Dad's a mess!”

McPartlin and Corbett married in 2021 at a church ceremony in Hampshire.

Following the announcement, fans and fellow TV personalities were quick to send their well wishes and congratulations.


Davina McCall, wrote underneath the post: “Arggggghhhhhhhhhh!!!! This is AMAZING !!!! Congratulations to ALL of you.”

Britain's Got Talent judge Alesha Dixon wrote: “Awwwww darling I'm so happy for you both!

“Baby shares the same birthday as my mummy! Can't wait to meet buba and to celebrate soon! Love you both.”

When he announced the pregnancy back in February, the 48-year-old said he was “beyond delighted” with the news that his partner, 46, was pregnant.

McPartlin has previously described his wife as “a beautiful soul”, saying: “We’re very happy… I’m in the best place I’ve been in my life to be honest with you.”

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