Friday 19 January 2018

Harry Judd hails 'amazing' IVF following birth of his daughter Lola Rose Emma

Harry Judd
Harry Judd

McFly drummer Harry Judd has said IVF is "an amazing thing" as he and his wife Izzy introduced their first baby to the world.

Lola Rose Emma Judd was born on January 25, weighing in at a healthy 8lbs 2oz.

She was conceived via IVF following the couple's fertility struggles. Pop star Judd said it was "mind-blowing".

During an exclusive interview with Hello! magazine, the 30-year-old opened up about how it feels to be a father.

"Everything we went through was worth it because it has brought us to this moment. IVF is just mind-blowing and such an amazing thing to give us this family.

"You are just floating in a cloud of love," Judd told Hello!

"Our wedding day was the best day of my life and this was a similar feeling, but times 10. Being a dad just feels right. It feels quite natural. It is the best thing ever."

Judd met his wife, a former violinist with Britain's Got Talent group Escala, when she appeared as part of the string section on McFly's 2005 concert tour.

They were married in 2012.

"It's such a relief when you hear her cry and know she's OK," Mrs Judd added.

"We first saw Lola as an embryo on a screen. All babies are miracles, but she fought the race."

The self-taught drummer shot to fame when McFly's first single, 5 Colours In Her Hair, went straight to number one in 2004.

A year later, Judd and bandmates Tom Fletcher, Danny Jones and Dougie Poynter scooped a Brit Award for best pop act.

The star's profile received a huge boost when he won BBC ballroom series Strictly Come Dancing in 2011.

Four years later, he returned to the dancefloor and was crowned the winner of the Strictly Come Dancing Christmas special.

The Essex-born musician told Hello! that seeing his wife deliver their baby changed his view of her forever.

"I've never been so in love and proud of Izzy. To see your wife going through all that for the greater good, doing it for us and our family, it's just incredible."

::Read the full article in Hello! out now.

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