Pregnancy & Birth

Baby number three! Ben Fordham and Jodie Speers welcome third child together


By Erin Doyle and Rebecca Sullivan
TV presenters Ben Fordham and Jodie Speers have welcomed their third child together, a beautiful baby girl.
The couple announced the happy news on Instagram on Thursday morning, revealing their daughter's adorable new name - Marigold, or Goldie for short.
"GOLDIE ☀️ Marigold Jean Fordham - 3.85kgs - arrived yesterday arvo in her own unique style 💕," Jodie wrote on Instagram, while Ben shared a gorgeous video of himself and his newborn daughter on his own page, and our hearts have officially melted.
"🐥 GOLDIE 🐥 Marigold Jean Fordham has arrived and we're head over heels in love," Ben wrote alongside the heartwarming video, which you can watch below.
"Jodie was incredible and Freddy and Pearl are about to meet their gorgeous little sister."

In April, the Australian Ninja Warrior host confirmed he and his journalist wife, who hosts breakfast news on rival network Channel Seven, were expecting a third child.
Ben, who is already the proud father to son Freddy, four, and daughter Pearl, who turns two in October, shared the happy news via a sweet Instagram post.
Alongside a 3D video of his unborn bub at their 18-week ultrasound, the 42-year-old penned: "Incoming !!! Baby #3 coming soon to the Fordham family. Love ya @jodiespeers 🐣🐣🐣."
Congrats to Ben and Jodie on the birth of their third child. Image: @jodiespeers/Instagram
But it was the heartwarming video posted to Jodie's Instagram, which you can watch in the player at the top, that really took the cake!
"So, if we were to have another baby, do you guys have any good names?" Ben asks his blonde cherubs, Freddy and Pearl.
The youngsters then replied with their hilarious suggestions, including Apple and Chocolate.
"We're looking forward to welcoming one more sibling for these two come September! 🐣 Not sure their name suggestions will make the cut, but we'll keep working on it," Jodie captioned the post.
WATCH: Ben Fordham shares scan of third child three weeks before due date. Story continues under video...
The new bub is a sibling for Freddy and Pearl. Image: @benfordham9/Instagram
Ben was previously tipped to become Karl Stefanovic's replacement as the Today show's new host, but admitted he would turn down the role if it was on offer in order to prioritise his family.
"As much fun as it was being there with Karl, Lisa, Georgie and Dicky every morning, it's a lot more fun now," Ben explained to TV WEEK.
"My mornings changed from grabbing a coffee on the way to the studio, to having breakfast at home with the kids."
Congratulations to Ben, Jodie, Freddy and Pearl on the newest addition to the Fordham fam!

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