GMTV‘s Kate Garraway has given birth to a baby boy.
The baby was named William Garraway Draper and weighed 7lb 12oz, following a natural birth on Tuesday evening, a statement from GMTV said.
Kate, 42, and husband Derek Draper said: “We are in seventh heaven and keep grinning from ear to ear. Billy is so beautiful.”
The couple – who already have a three-year-old daughter, Darcey, who has been unable to visit her brother in hospital due to swine flu precautions which do not permit children to visit newborn babies – added: “We can’t wait to get home so that Darcey can meet her new little brother.”
The GMTV statement added: “Mother and son are in excellent health.”
Kate, who will return to presenting duties in the autumn, went on maternity leave earlier this month.
She announced she was pregnant with her second child in January.
In an interview with the GMTV website, Kate previously said she had suffered morning sickness during the first half of the pregnancy, frequently running out of the studio to throw up during advertising breaks.
She also disclosed an unusual craving.
“I had this one urge to chew on a towel or something,” she said.