Pete Sandiford's newborn son introduced himself to Gogglebox fans in hilarious fashion - and showed he is a chip off the old block.

Viewers of the 18th series didn't have long to wait to see the new arrival as the first episode last night opened with the heart-warming scene of Pete cradling his new baby.

Pete, from Blackpool, appeared alongside sister Sophie and looked smitten as he gazed down into his baby's eyes and aunt Sophie looked on proudly.

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The reality TV star shared the happy news at the National Television Awards held last Thursday.

Pete said he was "overwhelmed" by his new role as a doting father before adding that the little tot is a "cool lad."

There was speculation before the season opener about whether the latest addition to the Sandiford family would make an appearance.

Fans were thrilled to see the baby's first appearance on Friday's show which then brought fits of laughter.

Pete and Sophie's hilarious reaction after his baby son farted
Pete and Sophie's hilarious reaction after his baby son farted

In an adorable moment, Pete cradling his son said: "You are being a very good boy aren't you? Aren't you?"

Following a close up Pete's son then farted prompting a priceless reaction from the siblings.

Pete then said: "Have you just s***ted? Have you just s***ted? You naughty boy. He doesn't take after his dad doesn't he?"

Sophie quickly agreed before Pete smiled saying "good boy".

Season 18 opened with the heart-warming scene of Pete cradling his new baby son
Season 18 opened with the heart-warming scene of Pete cradling his new baby son

Fans were quick to share their delight and congratulations on social media.

One wrote: "Oh what cutie! Massive congratulations to you all! & I so hope he gets his Aunt's laugh as he grows up."

Another commented: "After the recent sad losses from the Gogglebox gang this was even more special to see tonight."

A third replied: "Awwwww, big congratulations Pete, he’s gorgeous."

Another wrote: "Congratulations pal now u have it all ahead of you but its well worth it ever second of it."

A fifth person said: "Awww gorgeous and I second the fact that he should definitely get his aunts laugh."

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