Saturday 28 February 2015

Chris O'Dowd and Dawn O'Porter announce their baby news... in an Ice Bucket Challenge video

Published 28/08/2014 | 00:18

Dawn Porter with husband Chris O'Dowd.
Dawn O'Porter with husband Chris O'Dowd.
Dawn O’Porter shows off her baby bump in the video for husband Chris O’Dowd’s ice bucket challenge – dousing ‘Baby O’Porter’ with a glass of ice water
Chris and Dawn. Photo: Getty
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Chris with wife Dawn O’Porter
Chris O'Dowd and Dawn Porter

What a way to make an announcement!

Chris O’Dowd and Dawn O’Porter are expecting their first child together.

The Roscommon-born actor revealed the news as part of his Ice Bucket Challenge video online.

The ‘Moone Boy’ star (34) completed the charity challenge, which has gone viral online in recent weeks, and turned the camera to his wife as he nominated ‘Baby O’Porter’ to get dunked in water next.

Dawn O'Porter shows off her blossoming baby bump (Photo: Chris O'Dowd)
Dawn O'Porter shows off her blossoming baby bump (Photo: Chris O'Dowd)

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Author and TV presenter Dawn proceeded to pour water over her visible baby bump as the couple laughed.

Chris and Dawn. Photo: Getty
Chris and Dawn. Photo: Getty

“Thought we’d better mention it, before I got O’Busted!,” Dawn joked.

The couple married in August 2012 after they met at her 30th birthday party.

Dawn (35) has previously spoken out about her annoyance at being asked ‘the baby question’ in press interviews for her work.

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 “I think it’s a really natural question to ask and I totally understand why people do,” she said.

“But I get slightly shirty because Chris could do seven interviews on the trot and not get asked once about me or if we’re going to have kids.”

 Dawn, who added the ‘O’ to her surname when she married O’Dowd, has recently added vintage fashion to her expertise.

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Her Channel 4 TV series, ‘This Old Thing’, takes on a ‘vintage virgin’ each week and shows them how to make the most of hand-me-downs clothes,.

"My challenge is to just say to these people, look, you hate the idea of vintage because you think someone died in it, you think it all smells and it all looks disgusting," O'Porter said of her show.

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