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

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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 to Lorraine in June, the TV star, 49, shared a snap with her 19,500 followers to reveal that they had welcomed yet another bundle of joy.

When he originally broke the news, the first Big Brother winner detailed the hardships of having a baby in lockdown, saying: “The NHS, as we know, has been fantastic and a lot of its conversations took place over the phone with midwives. “

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

Craig looked delighted in the snap of his fingers – though his face was obscured by a mask – as he lifted a car seat and simply wrote, “Guess what?

As with many couples in the pandemic, it hasn’t been entirely straightforward as partners aren’t allowed to perform scans.

He said: “She had her first exam after 12 weeks, which of course I was not allowed to attend due to regulations. So it was a little intimidating 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 to Lorraine in June, the TV star, 49, shared a snap with her 19,500 followers to reveal they had welcomed another bundle of joy

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

Describing when he first got the call to appear on the groundbreaking reality TV show, he said: “It was a real surreal moment. I was shortlisted among 45,000 people, after numerous checks. I took the call a few days ago and they said: “Craig you are chosen, you are one of the 10 roommates”. ‘

He appeared on the show to raise funds from his late friend Joanne Harris and said he had “no interest in fame or a television career”.

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

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

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

Within days, donations from the public poured in and Joanne quickly hit her goal of £ 250,000. She died in 2008.

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

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

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

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

Warming up: Craig touched the hearts of the nation when he donated his Big Brother winnings to his friend Joanne Harris, who was fundraising for the surgery

Warming up: Craig touched the hearts of the nation when he donated his Big Brother winnings to his friend Joanne Harris, who was fundraising for the surgery

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