Ant McPartlin is 'anxious and uneasy' to return to work after birth of his son

Ant McPartlin is taking a break from the limelight to spend time with his adorable new arrival.

The beloved Geordie presenter, aged 48, has just become a dad, announcing the birth of his son on Tuesday with wife Anne-Marie.

He shared an endearing black and white snap of him holding baby Wilder Patrick McPartlin and gushed: "Welcome to the family Wilder Patrick Mcpartlin. Born, 14/05/24 at 8.54am Baby is beautiful, Mummy's a legend, Sisters are over the moon. Dad's a mess."

Anne-Marie delivered their bundle of joy at the prestigious London Clinic, a favourite among royals like King Charles and the Princess of Wales.

Ant McPartlin welcomes first child with wife Anne-Marie Corbett and reveals incredible name
Ant McPartlin has welcomed his first child with wife Anne-Marie Corbett and reveals incredible name -Credit:antanddec/Instagram

Ant, however, is stepping back from his TV duties to cherish these early days with his son, although they are planning a TV comeback just days after ending their hit show Saturday Night Takeaway.

He's on paternity leave now and will be back on our screens for the Britain's Got Talent semi-finals. Ant was last spotted at the BAFTA TV Awards on Sunday night with his long-time pal and co-host Declan Donnelly, reports the Mirror.

A PR guru has dished out some exclusive insights to The Mirror about how Ant McPartlin might be feeling as he gears up for his return to the spotlight with the upcoming semi-finals of Britain's Got Talent, after stepping into fatherhood. Mayah Riaz, a PR maestro to the celebs, shared her thoughts, saying that Ant is likely experiencing a whirlwind of feelings.

"Ant's decision to take a break from Saturday Night Takeaway and prioritise fatherhood is a smart move. Becoming a father is a life-changing experience, and it is natural for him to want to spend quality time with his son and adjust to his new role as a parent." she divulged.

Upon his return to work, Mayah commented: "Ant's return to work after becoming a dad will likely be filled with mixed emotions. On one hand, he may feel a sense of excitement and fulfillment as he resumes his career and reconnects onscreen with his co-host Dec."

Having a child of his own can also positively impact Ant career. Fatherhood often brings a new perspective and maturity, which can translate into a more grounded and relatable on-screen presence.

Ant has reportedly asked Dec to be the godfather to his first child
Ant has reportedly asked Dec to be the godfather to his first child

"Ant's decision to prioritise fatherhood can strengthen his public image and enhance his likability.

His adult viewers are majority parents of small children, therefore, many of them will appreciate individuals who prioritise family values and work-life balance. This can help him connect with a wider audience and gain their support," the expert concluded.

Ant has chosen his closest pal and presenting buddy, Dec, as godfather to his son.

The couple have chosen a truly distinctive name for their little one, with 'Wilder' hailing from the Old English surname Wilde, meaning "wild, untamed, uncontrolled", as per Behind the Name.