TV chef Donal Skehan has revealed the name of his new bundle of joy and thanked fans for their sweet messages.

The 31-year-old Howth native and his wife Sofie welcomed their first child into the world last week, and now the couple has shared their little one's moniker.

Taking to social media, the Kitchen Hero star said: "We have a name! Noah Ziggy Skehan 5 days in and we are so in love with this little dude!

"Huge thank you for all the sweet messages. @sofieskehan doing great, both completely wrecked but loving every minute!"

Shortly after their new arrival, Skehan paid tribute to his Swedish partner on Facebook 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.