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Big Brother’s Craig Phillips, 49, reveals his wife Laura has given birth

Big Brother’s Craig Phillips, 49, reveals his wife Laura has given birth to their second child as he shares delighted snap while leaving hospital

Big Brother’s Craig Phillips has revealed his wife Laura has given birth to their second child, after sharing the news on Instagram on Wednesday.

After revealing the pregnancy on Lorraine back in June, the TV star, 49, shared a snap with his 19,500 followers to reveal they had welcomed another bundle of joy.

When he announced their news originally, the first Big Brother winner, detailed the struggles of having a baby in lockdown, saying: ‘The NHS as we know have been fantastic and a lot of her conversations have been over the phone to the midwives.’

Happy days: Big Brother’s Craig Phillips has revealed his wife Laura has given birth to their second child, after sharing the news on Instagram on Wednesday

Craig looked overjoyed in the snap – despite his face being obscured by a mask – as he held up a car seat and simply penned: ‘Guess what?’

As with many couples in the pandemic, it has not been wholly straightforward as partners are not permitted to go into scans. 

He said: ‘She did go in for her first scan after 12 weeks which of course I wasn’t allowed to attend due to regulations. So that was a bit daunting and nervous for her.’

Craig also spoke about the 20th anniversary Big Brother show which aired on E4 earlier this year.

Happy couple: After revealing the pregnancy on Lorraine back in June, the TV star, 49, shared a snap with his 19,500 followers to reveal they had welcomed another bundle of joy

Happy couple: After revealing the pregnancy on Lorraine back in June, the TV star, 49, shared a snap with his 19,500 followers to reveal they had welcomed another bundle of joy

Describing when he first got the call to go on the groundbreaking reality show, he said: ‘It was a real surreal moment. I was shortlisted from 45,000 people, after many checks. I took the call days before and they said, “Craig you’re picked, you’re one of the 10 housemates”.’

He famously went on the show to raise money from his late friend Joanne Harris and says he had ‘no interest in fame or having a TV career’. 

After winning the show, he immediately donated his £70,000 prize to Joanne, who had Down’s Syndrome, to pay for a heart and lung transplant.

Growing family: Craig and Laura introduced baby Nelly to Lorraine in August last year and she celebrated her first birthday in March

Growing family: Craig and Laura introduced baby Nelly to Lorraine in August last year and she celebrated her first birthday in March

Within days, donations from the public poured in and Joanne soon reached her £250,000 target. She died in 2008.

Craig also told Lorraine that Laura, who welcomed their first daughter Nelly last year, watched him on TV on Big Brother before she had met him.

He said: ‘Laura told me she remembers watching it on TV with her family when she was still at school.  She never thought while watching the show that she would become my wife!’

Looking back: Craig also spoke about the 20th anniversary Big Brother show which aired on E4 earlier this year.

Looking back: Craig also spoke about the 20th anniversary Big Brother show which aired on E4 earlier this year.

Heartwarming: Craig touched the nation's hearts when he donated his Big Brother winnings to friend Joanne Harris who was raising funds for surgery

Heartwarming: Craig touched the nation’s hearts when he donated his Big Brother winnings to friend Joanne Harris who was raising funds for surgery

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