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Victoria Coren, 51, gives birth to second child with husband David Mitchell

Gregory Robinson

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Victoria Coren, 51, gives birth to second child with husband David Mitchell

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Victoria Coren has given birth to her second child with comedian David Mitchell.

The TV presenter, 51, announced the arrival of the couple’s baby on social media on Wednesday (1 November) and fans have been sharing adorable messages.

The Only Connect host posted a Halloween-themed pregnancy announcement on X - the app formerly known as Twitter - because ‘tis the spooky season after all.

Victoria Coren wore a cloak and explained why on social media. Credit: X/@VictoriaCoren
Victoria Coren wore a cloak and explained why on social media. Credit: X/@VictoriaCoren
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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. Luckily, Only Connect is a pre-record. Happy All Saints Day.”

Victoria was inundated with messages saying ‘congratulations’ from fans, while many said she shouldn’t have to justify her clothing at all.

One X user wrote: “Congratulations to you and David. How exciting! But don't you think it is disappointing that you still have to justify your choice of clothing to a world obsessed with people's shapes!”

While someone else shared: "10/10 stars for not announcing the pregnancy, and then just casually mentioning you had a baby when someone asks about your costume. (Also congratulations! Hope it’s the kind that sleeps well)."

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Victoria presents Only Connect. Credit: BBC
Victoria presents Only Connect. Credit: BBC

A third said: “Many congratulations to you all. And here’s to your cloak wearing era.”

And on the subject of cloaks, someone else penned: “Congratulations on the baby front. It's autumn: cloaks are in.”

A mum also defended Victoria’s outfit choice, writing: “Congratulations! Incidentally, I had a baby 28 years ago and have embraced cloaks ever since. So much easier than all that self denial and gym - going to 'lose the baby weight'. Frankly I have neither the time nor inclination.”

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Victoria and the Peep Show star, 49, also confirmed their newest arrival in a notice published in The Times.

The announcement read: “Mitchell on 26th October 2023 to Victoria and David, a daughter, June Violet sister to Barbara.”

The TV couple have a daughter named Barbara, who is now a big sister.

Victoria and David at the V&A’s 2023 summer party on 21 June. Credit: Getty/Shane Anthony Sinclair/WireImage
Victoria and David at the V&A’s 2023 summer party on 21 June. Credit: Getty/Shane Anthony Sinclair/WireImage
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Victoria kept her pregnancy private until now, however she hinted at her upcoming maternity leave as she cryptically tweeted about taking a ‘little sabbatical’ away from her work as a TV host.

She explained in her TV column in The Telegraph that she had pre-recorded some shows, including Only Connect - and it’s only now that the dots are starting to connect!

“My TV column today is the last in a while - I'm taking a little sabbatical, though I HAVE recorded some TV shows for people to shout at in my absence. For my last pre-break column I've written about Blankety Blank and my new friend Lozza,” she wrote.

Victoria made only a few public appearances in recent months and was last spotted with David at the V&A’s 2023 summer party on 21 June.

Topics: Celebrity, News, Parenting

Gregory Robinson
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