Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 23 August 2014

Apprentice star Jim Eastwood a father for first time

Jim Eastwood
Age: 32
Job: Sales and marketing manager
Lives: Northern Ireland
Interests: Cycling
About him: Eastwood started work chipping potatoes in his father's fish and chip shop from the age of nine.
Eastwood, who was All Ireland cycling champion as a teenager, is a fan of Richard Branson and describes himself as 'driven, self-motivated, resilient and an eternal optimist'.
He says: 'I'm not a show pony or a one-trick pony, I'm not a jack-ass or a stubborn mule, and I'm definitely not a wild stallion that needs to be tamed. I am the champion thoroughbred that this process requires.'

Apprentice star Jim Eastwood has become a father. The Cookstown man and his wife Paula welcomed first child Charlotte Rose Eastwood into the world on Thursday.

The Cookstown man and his wife Paula welcomed first child Charlotte Rose Eastwood into the world on Thursday.

Jedi Jim - as he is affectionately known by fans of the show for his Star Wars-like powers of persuasion - now has a young 'padawan' or Jedi pupil, to teach his gift of the gab to.

Charlotte weighed 6lbs 12oz and both mother and baby are said to be happy and healthy.

Devoted husband Jim said he was proud of his wife.

He added: "Paula and I are both really excited about our new baby girl, Charlotte Rose, and are very much looking forward to parenthood. I am very proud of my wife and delighted to have a beautiful daughter.

"We are both so grateful for the support of our friends and family, and would like to take this opportunity to thank the wonderful staff of the Midwifery-led unit at the Craigavon Area Hospital for everything they have done for us."

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