Former Strictly contestant and wildlife presenter Steve Backshall and Olympic rower Helen Glover have announced the name of their newborn baby boy - a week after welcoming him into the world.
On her Twitter, Helen revealed that they have named their son Logan James David Backshall – news she shared alongside an adorable new picture of the baby.
Since Logan was born, Steve and Helen have shared a plethora of photos of their gorgeous new addition. Most recently, Helen posted a poignant photo of her new son sitting on top of her golden letter box, which was erected in honour of her win at the London 2012 Olympics.
Alongside the photo, she wrote, ‘6 years ago today #heatherstanning and I won the first @teamgb gold of #London2012. Tonight I’ll be exchanging national anthems for nappy changes..and I wouldn’t have it any other way! Logan’s first trip to the gold post box to celebrate 💙 @SteveBackshall’
The Olympian also shared some super-sweet images from the day her new son was born.
Steve and Helen shared the news of Logan’s birth on the 24th July with an utterly adorable picture of the newborn’s foot, alongside Steve’s thumb.
Wildlife presenter Steve shared the words, ‘The biggest adventure begins’ alongside the sweet photo, while Helen wrote, ‘Steve and I will are excited to welcome Baby Boy Backshall to the world 🌎 we promise to make it a great one for you little man ❤ @SteveBackshall’
The lovely arrival comes after Helen and Steve revealed that they had lost their other unborn baby back in April. They were originally expecting twins.
Announcing the sad news on Twitter, Helen, 31, wrote on her social media, ‘Thanks for all your lovely messages. We’ve had the hard news that one baby hasn’t made it but we are very excited and hopeful for the remaining baby to arrive this summer xx’
Springwatch presenter Steve, 44, echoed Helen’s message on his own Twitter account. He said, ‘Many thanks for all your kind messages. We’ve had the news that one twin has not survived, but are still looking forward to our new addition this summer. Sb’
Steve – who was a contestant on the 2014 series of Strictly – and wife Helen had only announced the news that they were expecting in March.
On his Instagram, naturalist and presenter Steve wrote, ‘On the boat with my three favourite people; seems this summer we’ll have some wee ones of our own… @helenglovergb’. He shared the caption alongside an image of baby ducks, and Helen with a clearly pronounced stomach.
However, following the news of their new baby’s safe arrival, celebrity friends have been quick to send their messages of congratulations to the couple.
Ben Fogle commented, ‘Huge congratulations from the Fogle’s x’, while GMB presenter Laura Tobin wrote, ‘Congratulations 🦋xx’
Helen and Steve married in Cornwall on September 2016, after the wildlife presenter proposed in Namibia in 2015.
Discussing the proposal with the Mirror at the time, Steve confessed that he was reduced to floods of tears after popping the question.
He said, “She didn’t cry, but I did.
“I’m not afraid to cry. But when she didn’t cry I was like: ‘Oi, what’s going on?’ To be fair, she didn’t see it coming, whereas I’d had a real build up of adrenaline and emotion, so the floodgates just opened.
“Thankfully she said ‘yes’, but I kinda knew she would because she’d been prompting me for a while that a ring was due.”
In 2017, Steve revealed that he and Helen had decided to take a year before they started discussing children, due to Helen’s rowing career.
He said, “Helen hasn’t quite decided yet whether she wants to continue with the rowing.
“She’s absolutely at the pinnacle of her sport and it’s going to be very hard for her to be away from that.”