TV presenter Matthew Wright and his wife Amelia are expecting their first child after eight years of IVF.
The parents-to-be expressed their delight on Twitter. Amelia explained that the road to parenthood has been a huge struggle: “After 8 challenging years of IVF, we are thrilled to announce that on our last roll of the dice, we got lucky.”
The parents even revealed the gender of their first child. “[We] are expecting a baby girl. Woohoo!”
Matthew thanked his followers for the support since they made the joyous announcement: “Ta for all your kind words re @mrsameliawright and pregnancy.”
“She’s been through hell, she really has. Feel superly blessed to have such lovely followers,” he wrote.
He later tweeted: “I will try to reply or acknowledge your love but right now I’m enjoying being overwhelmed by it all!”
After 8 challenging years of IVF, we are thrilled to announce that on our last roll of the dice, we got lucky and are expecting a baby girl. Woo hoo! @Matthew_Wright— Amelia Wright (@mrsameliawright) September 10, 2018
The dad-to-be recently quit his popular TV show The Wright Stuff. Viewers were stunned by his departure, especially after hosting the show for nearly 20 years, however, Matthew explained it was time for a fresh start.
During an appearance on This Morning, the 53-year-old explained: “‘My wife and I, quite well known, we’d had long-running IVF. Eight years of IVF, no joy. So personally things were pretty stressed and strained. Got to Christmas, all my colleagues I’d worked with the best part of 18 years, nearly all of them were made redundant.”
Huge congratulations to Matthew and Amelia. We are overjoyed for the couple.