Holly Willoughby had water birth, says baby Chester is "delicious"

Published Tuesday, Sep 30 2014, 11:42 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Holly Willoughby made a special appearance on This Morning via telephone today to gush about her newborn son Chester.

The doting new mum and husband Dan Baldwin welcomed their third child together on Monday (29 September), announcing his birth via Twitter late last night.

Holly Willoughby and Philip Schofield on This Morning, ITV, London, 7 July


Holly with This Morning co-host Phillip Schofield in July.

A thrilled Holly - who is on maternity leave from This Morning - phoned into the ITV show from her hospital bed today, where she said: "Everybody is absolutely fine. We're just in that lovely baby bubble and it's just wonderful!"

The blonde TV presenter revealed she'd opted for a water birth, which had gone well.

"I started having contractions at about nine in the morning and they lasted all day, and then he arrived about 7.20pm. It was very different from the other two, I had a water birth, which I'd never thought of doing. That was amazing. And he was a really big boy! 8lbs 12oz!

"He's so delicious. I just can't stop looking at him. He's perfect."

Holly Willoughby is given 'good luck' cake ahead of maternity leave on This Morning, ITV Studios, London
18 September

© Twitter / @itvthismorning

Holly was given a 'good luck' cake from This Morning ahead of her maternity leave.

Holly said that she and Dan had been thinking about the name Chester for some while... although it hasn't gone down too well with their son Harry.

"The kids just left to go to school but they came in to meet their little brother today. Harry walked in and I said, 'His name is Chester.' He went, 'No. I want to call him Frank.' So it might be Frank!"

Holly and Dan are also parents to daughter Belle.

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