Victoria Coren Mitchell and husband David have announced the birth of their second child – a baby daughter named June Violet.
The 51-year-old TV presenter, who already shares eight-year-old daughter Barbara with the comedian, confirmed the news on Twitter on Wednesday after keeping her pregnancy a secret.
After sharing a photo of herself in a red cape on Oct. 31, she then wrote, “Many people are assuming my tweet yesterday was a Halloween costume.”
‘Not at all; I had a baby last week and nothing fits me right now except coats. Luckily, Only Connect is a pre-recording. Happy All Saints Day!’.
The news was later confirmed The times with an announcement that read: “Mitchell on October 26, 2023 to Victoria and David, a daughter, June Violet, sister of Barbara.”
Parents: Victoria Coren Mitchell and husband David announced the birth of their second child on Wednesday (pictured 2020)
Great news: The TV host, who already shares eight-year-old daughter Barbara with the comedian, confirmed the news on Twitter on Wednesday (pictured together in June).
Congratulations! Their baby news was later confirmed with an announcement in the Times
Professional poker player Victoria is best known as the presenter of BBC2 quiz show Only Connect, while David played socially awkward Mark in cult sitcom Peep Show.
Fans and famous friends rushed to the comments and quickly sent their best wishes. Countdown’s Rachel Riley wrote: “Mozel tov, I hope you’re both well.”
While someone else said: “Congratulations, I’m sure everyone is excited about the lovely news right now and another Coren Mitchell in the world certainly is!”.
While a third quipped: “Congratulations, I had a baby 37 years ago and nothing is right at the moment.”
Another wrote: “Amazing news.” Congratulations to you and David. And all the best for the future.”
And: “Congratulations, a new baby, how wonderful.”
David, who married Victoria in 2012, previously described daughter Barbara as “the best person ever born”.
In a chat on The Jonathan Ross Show in 2018, he said: “Unfortunately, there’s nothing like having a small child whose safety you’re responsible for worrying you about.”
Spooky: After sharing a photo of herself in a red cape on Oct. 31, she then wrote, “Many people are assuming my tweet yesterday was a Halloween costume.”
Clarification: She continued: “Not at all; I had a baby last week and nothing fits me right now except coats. Luckily, Only Connect is a pre-recording. Happy All Saints Day!’
Family of four: The news was later confirmed in the Times with an announcement that read: “Mitchell on October 26, 2023 to Victoria and David, a daughter, June Violet, sister of Barbara” (pictured 2020)
Congratulations: Taking to the comments, famous friends were quick to send their best wishes, including Countdown’s Rachel Riley: “Mozel tov, I hope you’re both well.”
Best wishes: Fans were thrilled with the announcement
“You really don’t want the world to turn into the sun and explode.” You thought you didn’t want it before, but you really don’t want it [after having a child.]
“That’s the real downside of parenthood, and I suspect that any form of love makes you fear even more… I would say love isn’t a stress relief exercise, right?”
“What you want is a long period of mild contentment… I’m a family man.” “I’ve made bad decisions and I’m constantly worried.”
Presenter with the most: Professional poker player Victoria is best known as the presenter of the BBC2 quiz show Only Connect
Comedy: David (R) played the lead role of socially awkward Mark in cult sitcom Peep Show (pictured with co-star and comedy partner Robert Webb)
The couple met at a showbiz party in 2007 and although David admitted he was immediately smitten with the fellow writer and broadcaster, it was three years before they actually got together.
Victoria was dating someone else at the time and rejected the comedian’s advances.
In his autobiography Back Story, David talks about the torment of not being able to spend years with the love of his life and how this led him to midnight walks in the park and frequent visits to the pub.
“I was hopelessly in love. “I didn’t tell anyone about it,” the star reveals in his book. “I have not told my closest friends or my parents about the enormous sadness that has overshadowed my life.”
Although she is now a happy mother of two, Victoria has openly admitted that in her 20s she “never got to the point” where her friends longed for children.
Speech in an interview in 2012 Victoria admitted that her lifestyle just wasn’t “right” for a family.
“I never got to the point that a lot of my friends did in their early to mid-twenties when they decided they really wanted kids. “But I’m a little bit obsessed with kids,” she told the Standard, adding: “I totally could still.”