TV star David Mitchell has proudly shared his first statement after his wife, Victoria Coren Mitchell, secretly gave birth to their second baby.
Only Connect host Victoria, 51, kept her pregnancy hidden from the public but casually shared news of their baby’s arrival on social media this week.
With the news finally out of the bag, Peep Show actor David, 49, has addressed their new addition and he couldn’t be more of a proud dad.
When a fan congratulated the couple, the actor replied on X aka Twitter: ‘Thank you! We’re very happy.’
In her low-key announcement, Victoria tweeted a photo of herself in a red cloak and black lacy top, and followed this up on Wednesday with a tongue-in-cheek Twitter message.
She wrote: ‘Many people are assuming my tweet yesterday was a Halloween costume. Not at all; last week I had a baby and nothing currently fits me except cloaks.’
She added: ‘Luckily, Only Connect is a pre-record. Happy All Saints Day!’
Details about their baby, including the sex and name, are still not confirmed by the couple directly but The Times published an announcement which read: ‘MITCHELL – on 26th October 2023 to Victoria and David, a daughter, June Violet sister to Barbara.’
David and Victoria are already parents to eight-year-old daughter Barbara Elizabeth June Mitchell, who they welcomed in 2015.
The couple married at a church in Belsize Park in 2012, with David’s Peep Show co-star Robert Webb as his best man and Claudia Winkleman as one of Victoria’s bridesmaids.
They first began dating in 2007 with comedian David Baddiel playing cupid as Victoria once revealed to Radio Times: ‘[Baddiel] specifically said to me, “There’s David Mitchell over there, I think you should probably marry him, I’ll get the ball rolling by introducing you”.’
‘I thought that was ridiculous but, a couple of hours later, I thought I probably would marry him.’
It wasn’t entirely smooth sailing though as Victoria and David had a short relationship before splitting and then rekindled their romance in 2010.
As well as Only Connect, Victoria has also appeared on shows such as 8 Out of 10 Cats and Would I Lie To You while David is best known for starring in Peep Show, Would I Lie To You and That Mitchell and Webb Look.