Thank Evans, I've got a new brother! Presenter Chris's eldest son Noah welcomes baby Eli Alfred Michael with a cuddle

By Sarah Fitzmaurice

It’s the first duty of a proud big brother. Yesterday three-year-old Noah Evans happily cuddled his little brother Eli in a picture shown on TV by their proud father Chris Evans.

The One Show presenter, who also has a morning programme on Radio 2, was thrilled with the new arrival.

He had been due to host his breakfast show from the Hay-on-Wye literary festival but, shortly after arriving on Thursday night, dashed back to London when told the baby was on the way.


A cuddle for Eli: Noah Evans with his newborn brother
Wife Natasha Shishmanian gave birth to 7lb13oz Eli Alfred Michael at 4.52am yesterday.

Evans, 46, also has a daughter, Jade, who is in her 20s, from a previous relationship.

Last night, presenting The One Show with Alex Jones on BBC1, he showed off the touching snapshot of his boys getting to know each other.

This morning Evans posted: 'Eli Alfred Michael Evans says hi ! Can't wait to join you all out there. A nice quiet first day in and then I'll be right with you. Xxx'

It's a boy: Chris Evans and wife Natasha welcomed Eli Alfred Michael Evans at 4.52am this morning. He weighed 7lbs 13oz

Evans called into his radio show this morning to reveal the details of his birth.

He told Alex Jones and David Walliams, who had filled in for him at the last minute, how he just made the birth.

Speaking on air he said: 'Once upon a time there was a silly radio DJ who went to wales when his wife was four days overdue with their second child, thinking that mummy and baby might hang on until he returned from the fantastic 500 words short story final in Hay.

'But of course he was completely wrong as usual and two hours after he arrived he had to beat a hasty retreat to get back to London in time which he did just about.'

Last night Chris tweeted: 'Was at Hay. No longer. Back in the air. On the way to Baby Drop! Good luck with the show guys and well done to all the 500 Words finalists x.'

Eli was conceived through IVF after Natasha suffered a miscarriage in 2010.

Updating the fans: Chris posted to his Twitter page that he was off to 'baby drop' last night

Last year The Radio 2 breakfast show presenter announced his wife was pregnant in his Mail On Sunday column and said: ‘Mrs E is in the family way once again. And yes, I can confirm she is... '

'Thank you so much to the people who made it possible. We are eternally grateful. You make dreams come true.

'My wife and I couldn’t be more thrilled . . . Like a lot of couples, becoming pregnant this time was not easy and to the extent that it was beginning to feel like it may never happen.'

Delight: Chris Evans and co-host Alex Jones on the One Show

Proud papa: The Radio presenter announced the details of the birth by phoning his radio show today