Radio 1’s Chris Stark reveals his wife has given birth

by Laura Driver

Radio One's Chris Stark has said he "couldn't be prouder" after his wife, Ria, gave birth this morning.

Announcing the news on Twitter, Chris said: "I couldn't be prouder. Our little lad is here. My wife is incredible. We owe Claire the midwife at Wexham Park Hospital everything. Thank you for being there for us. We will never forget what you have done for us. I can't stop smiling. #ThankYouNHS"

He also announced the baby's name is Troy Ian Bango Stark.

Chris co-hosts the lunchtime show with fellow presenter Scott Mills. The baby's birth was announced on the Breakfast Show after Scott filled in for regular Greg James.

Scott said: "There is no Chris Stark today. You know how the BBC is really good at covering the birth of babies? We get it right, we smash it every time, we're proud of that. This morning, I can tell you that I know absolutely nothing about any birth at all. All I know is that I got a WhatsApp from Chris last night."

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He then told fans that the WhatsApp read: "Mate, won't be on the show tomorrow" - but Chris allegedly didn't say anything else.

However, they eventually got Chris on the line to speak about his newborn. He told Chris: "I'm so happy and I'm so proud and I'm just so pleased. Our little baby boy was born and it's just... it's just mad. It's the best. Obviously I can't say that I'm tired, my wife is just phenomenal. It's such an amazing thing to go through and she is just incredible and I'm so proud of her..."

Chris and Ria got married in Almiral de la Font near Barcelona, Spain, in 2018.


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Laura Driver

Blogger & Social Media Manager
Laura lives in Yorkshire, UK with her two teenage children. When they were little (and definitely not taller than her) she used to blog avidly about the trials and tribulations of motherhood. Laura is no stranger to all the joys small children can bring; sleepless nights, a random public meltdown or a spectacular poonami. She fondly remembers the time her youngest child rolled across a supermarket carpark in a trolley while she was putting her eldest child in the car and the time her, then, three year old took up swearing at a church event. Laura has worked for Your Baby Club, as a Social Media Manager, since 2014.

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