Matt Edmondson Becomes A Dad


Radio 1 DJ and Xtra Factor host Matt Edmondson has become a dad.

Matt’s wife Bryony went into labour just a few hours before last night’s Xtra Factor was due on air, forcing him to miss the show altogether.

Edmondson’s co-host Rylan Clarke-Neal was therefore left to present the programme alone.

Matt hinted at the news early Saturday evening by tweeting emojis which suggested baby Edmondson was on its way.

It was then left to Rylan to announce the happy news part way through the ITV2 show, telling viewers “he just texted us and said he’s had a baby girl.”

The BBBOTS host later took to Twitter to pass on his congratulations to the new parents.

Matt himself posted a heartfelt note to fans online, sharing details of his daughter’s birth and thanking them for their well-wishes.

Matt and Rylan have become a huge hit with viewers since they made their debut on the X Factor spin-off show.

Despite having only presented the programme for two weeks, response to the duo and changes to its format has been overwhelmingly positive.

Instead of being pre-recorded, the entire show, including the audition rounds, now airs live straight after the X Factor main show on ITV.

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Written by Philip Logan

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