Baby son for 'emotional' DJ Evans
Chris Evans became a father for the third time on Friday morning, skipping his Breakfast Show as he made a dash for the birth.
The Radio 2 host was with golfer wife Natasha as 7lb 13oz Eli Alfred Michael Evans was born at 4.52am.
The 46-year-old said it had been a "very emotional morning".
He had been due to host his programme from Hay-on-Wye but, shortly after arriving on Thursday night, he headed back home when he realised the birth was imminent.
The One Show's Alex Jones had to step in and host the programme from the town's literary festival, announcing the winners of the station's 500 Words children's story-writing contest.
Chris already has a son Noah, three, with Natasha, and a daughter, Jade - now in her mid-20s - from an earlier relationship.
Chris phoned in to the show this morning to share his joy with listeners after the 52-minute labour.
And he said the birth was so swift that his wife had been unable to have an epidural as she had requested.
"She said 'I think it's happening' so the nurses came in. It was just a two-push birth, a fast-track delivery - the baby popped out." "She doesn't mess about," he added.
Getting in the literary spirit, he told listeners: "Once upon a time there was a silly radio DJ who went to Wales when his wife was four days overdue with their second child, hoping both mummy and baby might hang on until he returned. But of course he was completely wrong as usual and two hours after he arrived there on Thursday evening, he had to beat a hasty retreat to get back to London in time, which he did - just about - to witness the birth of 7lb 13oz Eli Alfred Michael Evans, born at 4.52am."