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Tuesday 16 September 2014

It's a boy! Presenter Michelle Doherty gives birth in London

Published 08/08/2014 | 14:32

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Michelle Doherty attends the launch party for The Electric Picnic 2012 at The Market Bar, Dublin.
Michelle Doherty, Xpose Presenter
Michelle Doherty pictured at The Peter Mark Vip Style Awards 2014 at The Marker Hotel Dublin Picture:Brian McEvoy No Repro fee for one use
Michelle Doherty pictured at The Peter Mark Vip Style Awards 2014 at The Marker Hotel Dublin Picture:Brian McEvoy No Repro fee for one use

Presenter Michelle Doherty gave birth to a baby boy last night in her adopted home of London.

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The former Xpose host and her son, whose name yet she has not yet shared are both happy and healthy.

Michelle Doherty
Michelle Doherty

Her partner Mark O'Shea, from Kerry, was present for the birth.

Michelle has been taking it easy since leaving the TV3 entertainment show in May, focusing on becoming a first-time mother.

Michelle Doherty pictured at The Marker Hotel Dublin
Michelle Doherty pictured at The Marker Hotel Dublin

And she's clearly been excited about the new arrival as she kept her Twitter followers up-to-date throughout her pregnancy.

Michelle said she plans on taking a good deal of time off after the birth as she puts her career temporarily on the back burner.

"I want to be able to bond with the baby and build the relationship," she said.

Karen Koster,Glenda Gilson,Michelle Doherty and Lisa Cannon
Karen Koster,Glenda Gilson,Michelle Doherty and Lisa Cannon

"You can't put your life off because of jobs. I just always wanted to be a mum and I thought: 'Whenever it's the right time I'll take my blessings'."

The ex-model, who used to anchor her own show on Phantom, said she feels extremely lucky to have gotten pregnant so easily.

"I'm feeling great. I've been so blessed, I've had the best pregnancy. I was never sick and only now I'm getting tired in the evenings," she said.

"But all along it's been amazing. I was more worried that I wouldn't be lucky enough to get pregnant, because so many people struggle to.

"Some people do take it for granted and I was never one of those because I love children so much. I would've died if I couldn't have had a baby so yeah, that was my priority.

"Then once I found out, it was that initial thing of going, 'Oh my God am I ready?'"

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