Channel 4 news presenter Jon Snow, 73, welcomes baby boy with wife

Channel 4 news presenter Jon Snow, 73, and his wife Dr Precious Lunga have announced they have had a baby boy.

The happy couple confirmed the news via an heartfelt statement.

The child was carried by a surrogate and born on March 2, the happy couple confirmed.

The statement said: "Jon Snow and Dr Precious Lunga are delighted to report that on 2nd March we were delivered of a baby boy.

"In our desire to seal our now eleven years of marriage with a baby, my wife suffered numerous medical setbacks and miscarriages.

"Consequently, we will always be deeply grateful to our surrogate, who carried our embryo to term.

"Amid these challenging times, we feel doubly blessed to be able to celebrate our good fortune."

As well as the new born, Jon has two daughters with ex partner Madeleine Colvin.

Jon and the human rights lawyer were together for 35 years before they parted ways.

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In 2010 Jon and Lunga, who is a Zimbabwean academic tied the knot.

Jon is one of the most recognisable and iconic faces of British TV ever.

He is officially the longest-running presenter on Channel 4 News, which he has fronted since 1989.

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