Heartwarming ways Ant McPartlin included beloved stepdaughters as he announced birth of first child

Ant McPartlin made sure his beloved stepdaughters were included as he announced that he'd welcomed a baby boy with his wife Anne-Marie Corbett, named Wilder Patrick McPartlin.

The star uploaded a sweet black-and-white photo, where he could be seen cradling the newborn onto his chest. The image also showed a large family tree tattoo on his shoulder, which included a sweet name tribute to his stepdaughters, Daisy and Poppy.

He also included his wife's two older daughters in his announcement post as he declared his baby son's sisters were "over the moon" about the new addition to their family.

The Saturday Night Takeaway star star captioned the image of him and the little one: "Welcome to the family. Wilder Patrick McPartlin. Born, 14/05/24 at 8.54 am. Baby is beautiful, Mummy's a legend, Sisters are over the moon. Dad's a mess."

Ant has welcomed a baby with Anne-Marie
Ant has welcomed a baby with Anne-Marie -Credit:Instagram
Anne-Marie Corbett and Ant McPartlin (right) watch the Ladies' singles quarter-final match between Ashley Barty and Ajla Tomljanovic on day eight of Wimbledon at The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon. Picture date: Tuesday July 6, 2021. PA Photo. See PA story TENNIS Wimbledon. Photo credit should read: Steven Paston/PA Wire
Ant McPartlin included his beloved stepdaughters as he announced the birth of his baby son -Credit:PA

The snap also showed his never-before-seen, heart-warming tattoo on his shoulder of his family tree, and hidden within the branches are five names - Amzie, Daisy, Poppy, Bumble, and what looks to be Milo.

'Amzie' is the nickname Ant gives his wife, which he revealed when they announced their engagement.

Along with his stepdaughters, the other two names are a tribute to their dogs, Milo and Bumble, with the presenter splashing out £2,000 on the two beloved Maltipoo puppies in 2019. Ant previously shared a Labrador pooch called Hurley with his ex-wife Lisa Armstrong, who doesn't seem to appear to feature in the artwork.

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The Wedding of Anthony McPartlin and Anne-Marie Corbett at the church of St Michael
Wedding of Ant McPartlin and Anne-Marie Corbett, St Michael's Church, Heckfield, UK - 07 Aug 2021
Ant McPartlin and Anne-Marie Corbett married in 2021 -Credit:REX/Shutterstock
Ant McPartlin with Anne-Marie Corbett have just welcomed their first child together
Ant McPartlin with Anne-Marie Corbett have just welcomed their first child together -Credit:PA

A source close to the couple previously told The Sun of their baby news: "This is the news everyone wanted. Ant and Anne-Marie are beyond delighted. It's no secret that Ant has always wanted children, but that it may never happen for him was something he had, sadly, come to terms with.

"When they found out last year, they were absolutely delighted, but obviously kept the news quiet for as long as possible. To be having a child two years short of his 50th birthday, with the love of his life, is the stuff of dreams for Ant.

"He's already a wonderful, doting father to Anne-Marie's kids, and together they're going to be brilliant parents to this latest addition to the family."