TV presenter Amanda Byram, 48, reveals she's given birth to son Phoenix Blaze after 'long and secret fertility journey'

TV presenter Amanda Byram has given birth to a baby boy called Phoenix Blaze.

The 48-year-old announced her happy news on Instagram today with an adorable snap of her son's hand.



She wrote: "Im so overjoyed, full of love and bursting with happiness to be able to share with you that @julianokines and I have welcomed our incredible son, Phoenix Blaze Byram Okines into the big wide, wonderful world.

"What a privilege that he entrusted us to nurture and guide his little soul through the endless possibilities of life and we are eternally grateful to him for choosing us to be his parents."

The couple had to overcome a series of hurdles to become parents, experiencing all manner of emotions.

Amanda said: "Our fertility journey has been long and we know only too well the heartbreak of the hope that turned to hopelessness, the elation that turned to devastation and the strain putting this often-secretive journey before your job, your friends, and your life."

The Irish Dancing With The Stars host said that she and husband Julian have never felt more ready to be parents.

Singling out her spouse for praise, she called him her "rock" and said her heart was bursting with love.

"After every tear, every tumble, every heartache, your positivity made everything seem possible again," she said. "It’s thanks to you, your energy, and your enthusiasm, that we are all here together today."

"We are so lucky to have you, and Phoenix is lucky to call you his Daddy, I know you are already his hero. We love you infinitely."

Five years before marrying Julian in 2016, Amanda came close to tying the knot with Aussie rugby union player Craig McMullen.

However, she got cold feet as the day approached and decided against it.

She told Hello! magazine last year: “I felt such relief. It was one of the bravest things I’d ever done but I’d turned it on my head and seen it as a weakness.”

She and Craig split soon after the wedding was called off and Amanda told how her approaching 40th birthday made her realise she had to change her mindset.

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