Matthew Wright has revealed that his wife Amelia suffered from pre-eclampsia before giving birth to their daughter Cassady last Friday.
Marking his return to TalkRADIO on Tuesday, the 53-year-old broadcaster discussed what it was like to welcome his first child with Amelia.
After the little girl was born on, weighing five and a half pounds, they revealed that both Amelia and Cassady were ‘doing very well’.
Complications: Matthew Wright has revealed that his wife Amelia suffered from pre-eclampsia before giving birth to their daughter Cassady last Friday
Before Amelia gave birth to Cassady they endured a an eight year IVF battle which saw Amelia fall pregnant six times, all of which ended in miscarriage.
Returning to his show following the birth, Matthew said: ‘I think babies are generally really ugly, but mine, mine is beautiful. I’ve said it.
‘She cried which is good, and because she’s premature she has to feed every three hours. Luckily, Amelia is still in hospital which means I don’t have to do any of it.’
Marking his return to TalkRADIO on Tuesday, the 53-year-old broadcaster discussed what it was like to welcome his first child with Amelia (pictured in June 2013)
He continued: ‘Amelia is doing good – she suffered pre-eclampsia which is why I had to rush from the studio on Friday.’
Pre-eclampsia is a condition that pregnant women develop in the late stages of their pregnancy and is marked by women who have high blood pressure who didn’t have it before.
Symptoms include having a high level of protein in their urine and often also have swelling in the feet, legs, and hands.
During the show Matthew also told listeners about the inspiration for their daughter’s name: ‘It has nothing to do with David Cassady. Neal Cassady is the inspiration, otherwise known as Dean Moriarty.
Happy: After the little girl was born on, weighing five and a half pounds, they revealed that both Amelia and Cassady were ‘doing very well’
‘If you’re a fan of Jack Kerouac’s famous beat novel On the Road, Neil Cassady is the anti-hero, he’s the loser that everybody loves.
‘It’s an Irish name, Irish descent with the ‘a’, means curly hair. Which Amelia underneath her straightened hair beats a curly vixen.’
The former host of The Wright Stuff took to Twitter earlier this month to excitedly share his wife’s news with his more than 51,000 followers.
He sparked a congratulatory storm after retweeting Amelia’s note, which read: ‘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!’
The TV personality then took to his new weekday afternoon show on talkRADIO to share the news with his listeners, which he tweeted about after the broadcast.
Taking to the micro-blogging site, he wrote: ‘Hope you enjoyed today’s show as much as we did making it…
Tragic: The couple, who met at Dr Miriam Stoppard’s 70th birthday party, also revealed that Amelia fell pregnant naturally with twins in 2009, but tragically suffered a miscarriage and life-threatening ectopic pregnancy (pictured in 2015)
‘Ta for all your kind words re @mrsameliawright and pregnancy. She’s been thru hell she really has. Feel super blessed to have such lovely followers.’
Matthew has been with his second wife Amelia, a Sony music executive, since 2007 and they have been married since 2010.
The couple had tried numerous times to start a family, though tragically, each of their IVF pregnancies had ended in miscarriage.
TV personality Matthew expressed hopes that they would have two frozen embryos implanted on his return from the I’m A Celebrity jungle in 2016.
When Matthew appeared on ITV’s This Morning last week, he told husband-and-wife presenting team Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford that Amelia’s IVF woes and his friend’s suicide led to his decision to depart.
‘It was a combination of lots of things really,’ he explained. ‘Channel 5 had decided to move it to a different production company to freshen it up. Not long after that, a good friend of mine decided to kill himself. Which was very sad.
‘Then not long after that, me and my wife, we had a long-running IVF, eight years of IVF. No joy. So personally, things were pretty stressed and strained.’
He continued: ‘Got to Christmas, all my colleagues that I had worked with for the best part of 18 years were made redundant.
‘Then it started with a new production with a new team and suddenly over night it stopped being fun anymore. I always said, ‘If it ever stopped being fun I would get out.”
Big reveal! The former host of The Wright Stuff took to Twitter earlier this month to excitedly share his wife’s news with his more than 51,000 followers (pictured in 2010)