Ronan Keating has told Virgin Media One's Six O'Clock Show that most of his family have yet to meet his newborn daughter Coco, and that he is looking forward to a "very, very special" homecoming.

Keating and wife Storm celebrated the arrival of their daughter in London in March in what the child's mother described as a "beautiful calm birth". The couple are already parents to three-year-old son Cooper while singer Keating also has three children from his first marriage - Jack, Missy and Ali.

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When asked about his baby daughter on The Six O'Clock Show by host Muireann O'Connell, Keating replied via video link from his London home: "She's awesome. She's great. She was born in lockdown. The whole experience was a bit strange in the Portland Hospital [in London]. It was just Storm and myself; the rest of the kids weren't allowed come into the hospital because of Covid. And it was a very special little bubble, you know, that we were in.

"She is incredible. She's three-months-old now. She's a little superstar, sleeping through the night. Sssshh - don't tell anyone! Yeah, she's a little dote. She's gorgeous."

When co-presenter Martin King asked if the baby had "managed to see any of your Irish friends, any of your Irish family yet", Keating answered: "Jack and Missy, her oldest brother and sister, they've seen her. But Ali hasn't, unfortunately.

"So please God soon we'll all get together and see each other. And then none of her uncles or aunts - Linda or Gary or Ger or Ciarán - any of them have seen her. So I can't wait. All of our family - it's going to be very, very special when it happens."

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Keating is gearing up for the release of his new album, Twenty Twenty, on July 24. 

"I feel like I've been sitting on it forever," he said. "It was supposed to come out in April, and then with lockdown we delayed it to July." 

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