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Johnny Vegas' welcomes baby boy

Johnny Vegas' welcomes baby boy

Johnny Vegas' wife Maia Dunphy has given birth to their first child.

The 'Benidorm' star, who already has son Michael, 10, from a previous relationship, has revealed he and the Irish TV presenter welcomed a baby boy into the world last Friday (17.07.15) and have named him Tom Laurence.

The 44-year-old comedian, whose real name is Michael Joseph Pennington, posted a photograph of three pairs of converse in different sizes, including a new pair for Tom, on his Instagram profile today (21.07.15), with the caption: "He's got his Mother's eyes & my taste in footwear. Tom Laurence, born last Friday, 7lb 2 ounces of nonstop pooing."

Maia also shared the same image on her profile, writing: "Our new man has his Dad's habits already. Tom Laurence arrived last Friday, at a civilised hour after lunch. 7lbs2"

Johnny, who married the brunette beauty in 2011, previously credited his older son for helping him to turn his life around, as he used to go on "four-day benders" before Michael was born.

He said: "When you have a child, it's suddenly that feeling of, 'I need to be around now and I want to be around.' It's not about you and in a great way that pulls you back from the abyss."

The couple announced they were expecting their first child on Twitter in January by posting a scan of their baby with a pint of Guinness photoshopped onto its belly.