TV chef Donal Skehan has announced that he is the proud father of a new baby boy

In a Facebook message he paid tribute to his wife Sofie saying that she "rocked it with Swedish Viking strength, for a natural birth, 3 hours in the hospital!" 

He said: "I’m so proud and both so grateful - Mommy and little guy doing great - totally chilled and ready for a whole new world of adventures! Just the most amazing experience - in awe! "

The couple, who are currently living in Los Angeles, met when Sofie was visiting Shekan's hometown of Howth in 2006.

They got married in married in Lisnavagh House in Co. Carlow. in June 2015.