Ant McPartlin seen for first time since baby son's birth – as he looks happier than ever

Ant McPartlin has broken cover following the arrival of his baby son. The TV presenter has been spotted out and about for the first time since becoming a dad.

Ant, 48, looked happier than ever as he walked his dogs in the sunshine on Monday, 20 May. The new dad sported a blue sweatshirt and a pair of black sunglasses as he enjoyed some downtime in the capital.

During his outing, Ant smiled as he played with his pet dogs on a field near his London home. The star appeared to be enjoying a quick break from dad duties and looked relaxed as he vaped while walking.

It marks the first time Ant has been seen since becoming a father to baby son Wilder. His wife Anne-Marie gave birth to the baby boy on 14 May, with the pair announcing the happy news on social media.

Ant shared a picture of himself shirtless and cradling the newborn, writing: "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."

The snap also showed off his tattoo on his upper arm, which is of a large tree. Within the branches, five names are hidden, each of which holds a special meaning for Ant. The names are Amzie, Daisy, Poppy, Bumble, Milo and Hurley - Ant's step-daughters and dogs.

The post, which was liked nearly 700,000 times, was remarked upon by a Who's Who of the British TV world, with Holly Willoughby writing: "Congratulations… welcome to the world Wilder… such beautiful news…," and Amanda Holden added: "Oh my gosh, this is just the most amazing news. Congratulations".

Ant is stepping back from his TV duties to cherish these early days with his son, although he and co-star Declan Donnelly 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 Dec, reports the Mirror.

Ant McPartlin
Ant McPartlin has broken cover after welcoming his first child

Ant has already reportedly given Dec, 48, the important role of godfather to his son. Speaking about Dec's important new role, a source told OK!: “He can’t wait to take on the role of godfather and he’s promised to take his duties very seriously.”