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ITV News star Paul Brand and husband welcome baby via surrogacy telling their son ‘you are priceless’

ITV NEWS star Paul Brand and his husband Joe Cuddeford have welcomed a baby boy via surrogacy.

The UK Editor for the channel's News programming announced the exciting life update on Instagram today with two sweet photos.

In the snaps, Paul is cradling their newborn son Tomas, with Joe proudly wrapping his arm around his partner.

The jubilant couple are sat outdoors in the sunshine and dressed in T-shirts and shorts, with Tomas in a blue summer babygro with a shark pattern.

In the first photo, the new dads are smiling at the camera, and in the second they are gazing adoringly at their newborn, who is sleeping soundly in the crook of Paul's arm.

The proud star captioned the sweet post: "Welcome to the world, Tomos George Cuddeford-Brand. Born 10th June at 9lb 5oz.

"We have never known love like this before. You are the most priceless gift."

He added a selection of hashtags, including: "#Surrogacy, #Parenthood, and #FirstPhoto".

Civil servant Joe shared the same photos and wrote: "Introducing Tomos George Cuddeford-Brand, born Thursday 10 June at 10.40pm.

"So thankful to have this perfect bundle of joy in our lives. Our surrogate and her whole family have been incredible.

"In awe of the expertise and support from the midwives and labour ward team at @nottmhospitals not least Jayney, Michelle and Sophie. What a team effort!"

Five days earlier, both men shared a photo with a pregnant woman, who appeared to be their surrogate, alongside another man.

Paul wrote: "Very special people ❤️ Here we go… 👶🏻"

Susanna Reid led the famous faces congratulating the couple on the arrival of their bundle of joy, commenting on her ITV colleague's post: "So wonderful ❤️❤️❤️"

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Ranvir Singh wrote: "How bloomin' wonderful - what a gorgeous trio you make ! Congrats Paul! 9lbs amazing 😻"

Loose Women's Charlene White added: "Huge congrats to you both and welcome to the world Tomas! xx"

And Towie's Bobby Norris gushed: "Congratulations guys!! 💙"

Paul worked as Political Correspondent on ITV News from 2016 to 2020, and became UK Editor earlier this year.

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