Friday 2 December 2016

Jamie and Jools Oliver introduce their fifth child as they pose for the first time as a family of seven

Sherna Noah

Published 08/08/2016 | 08:59

Jamie and Jools Oliver and inset, their newborn son
Jamie and Jools Oliver and inset, their newborn son
Handout photo issued by Jamie Oliver of his fifth child - a boy who the TV chef told fans weighs the same as "16 packs of butter". Photo: Jamie Oliver/PA Wire
Jools and Jamie Oliver attending the European Premiere of Eddie the Eagle held at Odeon Cinema in Leicester Square, London. Photo: Ian West/PA Wire
Jools and Jamie Oliver leave the Portland Hospital in central London with the newest addition to the Oliver family, a baby boy who has yet to be named
Jamie Oliver leaves the Portland Hospital in central London with the newest addition to the Oliver family,
(L to R) Poppy Oliver, Jools Oliver, Zoe Sugg, Jamie Oliver and Daisy Oliver attend YouTube phenomenon Zoe Sugg's (Zoella) launch of her debut beauty collection

Jamie Oliver has become a father to his fifth child - a boy who the TV chef told fans weighs the same as "16 packs of butter".

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The "beyond happy" star, 41, and wife Jools already have three girls - Poppy Honey Rosie, Daisy Boo Pamela and Petal Blossom Rainbow - and a boy, Buddy Bear Maurice.

The couple have not yet decided on a name for the new addition to their family.

They did not know the sex of their unborn child and Oliver has previously admitted that "a bit more testosterone would probably be a good thing".

Handout photo issued by Jamie Oliver of his fifth child - a boy who the TV chef told fans weighs the same as
Handout photo issued by Jamie Oliver of his fifth child - a boy who the TV chef told fans weighs the same as "16 packs of butter". Photo: Jamie Oliver/PA Wire

He posted a snap of the sleeping baby swaddled in a blanket on his Facebook page.

"And then this just happened guys!! It's a baby boy!! Everyone in the Oliver family is very surprised and beyond happy," he wrote.

"He arrived safely. Mum / @joolsoliver was really really amazing, unbelievably composed, natural birth and my two eldest girls got to come in at the very end as the baby was born which was amazing to witness. Very, very emotional."

The exhausted TV chef told fans: "8lbs (that's 16 packs of butter for you bakers out there). Anyway we're all hitting the hay. It's been a long day. Big love ... bless a little baby boy Woop Woop !!!!

Jools and Jamie Oliver leave the Portland Hospital in central London with the newest addition to the Oliver family, a baby boy who has yet to be named
Jools and Jamie Oliver leave the Portland Hospital in central London with the newest addition to the Oliver family, a baby boy who has yet to be named

"And love to all you mums out there how amazing you are it blows my mind ... Big love Jamie O."

Jools Oliver, 41, a former model who now has a children's clothing line, posted a picture of herself breastfeeding the baby on her Instagram page.

She said her two eldest daughters cut the baby's cord.

"Little baby boy Oliver has arrived. We are so very happy, blessed, grateful and totally in love all over again and so very proud of our two eldest daughters who cut the cord.

Jools and Jamie Oliver leave the Portland Hospital in central London with the newest addition to the Oliver family, a baby boy who has yet to be named
Jools and Jamie Oliver leave the Portland Hospital in central London with the newest addition to the Oliver family, a baby boy who has yet to be named

"Jamie was my hero. (no name yet)!!! XXXX," she wrote.

The Naked Chef has previously insisted that baby number five will be the couple's last.

"I mean, it's just getting ridiculous otherwise," he said. "This (baby) was not expected, I can't even believe I'm saying it. I think my own family were like 'Really?'"

He added: "I do what I'm told, but she's an amazing family maker, and I just go with it!"

(L to R) Poppy Oliver, Jools Oliver, Zoe Sugg, Jamie Oliver and Daisy Oliver attend YouTube phenomenon Zoe Sugg's (Zoella) launch of her debut beauty collection
(L to R) Poppy Oliver, Jools Oliver, Zoe Sugg, Jamie Oliver and Daisy Oliver attend YouTube phenomenon Zoe Sugg's (Zoella) launch of her debut beauty collection

And the star has hinted that, just like his siblings, the fifth baby will have an unusual name, with the couple likely to go for seasons or "something floral or from the natural world".

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