Britain’s Got Talent comic and Escape to the Country star Nick Page has revealed he became a father for the first time during lockdown.
The funnyman, 50, welcomed adorable Magnus with his partner late last year.
Nick, who impressed the judges to reach the semi-finals of Britain’s Got Talent in 2018, says the little one lit up their life at a tough time.
The Covid pandemic took away his job as he could not perform live on stage for many months.
But the TV star says the restrictions gave him the gift of spending unforgettable moments with the new arrival as the arts begins to get back on its feet.
He also says becoming a dad has really helped him find some new material for his shows.
“We were very lucky that Magnus was born in the window between lockdowns so I could be in the hospital for the birth and my in-laws could visit,” the doting told BirminghamLive.
“Becoming a dad for the first time at 50 creates a lot of comedy material, especially at a time like this.
“Despite having all my work cancelled during lockdown, I feel incredibly lucky as I have been with him every day of his life so far, but if I’d still had my overseas and cruise bookings, I’d have been away for half of that time.”
The BGT comedian has stepping in to replace shamed comedian Andrew Lawrence at various gigs.
A number of venues have cancelled his appearances after a racist Marcus Rashford tweet appeared on his social media account when England lost to Italy in the Euro 2020 final.
Nick has hit out at stand-ups who "pander to the racists for business" - and says there are so many better options to get laughs.
He said: “There are so many ways to be funny, you shouldn’t have to rely on any bullying or prejudice.”
He added: “I hope people who bought tickets to see Andrew Lawrence aren’t turning up because they expect racism as they won’t be getting it.
“I’ve heard that some staff at these venues have had hate spewed at them about cancellations and even death threats, which to me, proves it was the right decision to cancel."