Shayne Ward Introduces Newborn Daughter Willow On 'Xtra Factor' A Week After Sophie Austin Gave Birth

'This is my little girl, this is Willow May.'

Shayne Ward introduced his newborn daughter Willow to the world on live TV.

The 32-year-old (and previous ‘X Factor’ winner) became a dad in early December when his partner Sophie Austin gave birth.

Appearing on ITV2’s ‘Xtra Factor’ via video link on Saturday 10 December, Ward chatted to hosts Rylan Clark-Neal and Matt Edmondson about his daughter.

“I’m really good. This is my little girl, this is Willow May,” he said. “I just came back from a dinner and I have to be on Daddy duty.”

Shayne Ward and his daughter Willow.
Shayne Ward and his daughter Willow.

When Edmonson asked if it was “satisfying” to get a burp out of Willow, Ward replied: “I think it’s number twos that’s the most satisfying bit.

“She’s great, she’s very content, so I’m very happy.”

Ward announced he had become a dad for the first time on Saturday 3 December, tweeting: “Proud to share our incredible news. Me and Sophie had a beautiful baby girl.

“We are completely besotted and in love with the deepest of hearts. Our world. Willow May Ward.”

A photo posted by @shaynetward on

Austin posted a quote photo on Instagram with a picture of a baby’s hands that read: “And then my soul saw you and it kind of went: ‘Oh there you are, I’ve been looking for you’.”

The couple had not shared a photo of their daughter before the show.

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