GOGGLEBOX star Shaun Malone has become a dad, revealing tonight that he’s had a baby boy called Louis.
The 25-year-old lad, a fixture on the Channel 4 hit alongside dad Tom and mum Julie, tweeted: “Super happy to announce the birth of my son Louis Malone.”
He added later: “Thanks for everyone’s interest, mother and baby are both well I couldn’t be more proud of my girlfriend I wouldn’t be that brave having my belly cut open.”
The family’s Twitter account – run by Tom and Julie plus Shaun’s brother Tom Junior – weighed in with congratulations of their own.
They posted: “So excited to welcome our new Grandson Louis !!!! Can’t wait to meet him. Congratulations !!!”
The Malone family, from Manchester, joined Gogglebox for its fourth series back in 2014 and – together with their many dogs – became one of the show’s biggest stars.
Alongside his regular duties on the family sofa, Shaun works as a coach at Manchester United.
He revealed in 2016 that he once almost died after developing a rare brain disease.
Aged just 15, he spent six hours in theatre before coming out in a coma and over the next two months he underwent a further six operations.