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Baby boy joy for TV's Les Dennis

TV star Les Dennis has become a father for the third time.

Thomas Christopher, who was born weighing 9lb 3oz, is the 57-year-old comedian's second child with wife Claire, 40.

A spokeswoman said: "Les Dennis and wife Claire are thrilled and delighted at the birth of their baby son, born at a London hospital on Thursday 14th April at 2.03pm."

The former Family Fortunes host has a daughter, Eleanor, who turns three on Easter Sunday, with his wife, a life coach, who lost a child after an ectopic pregnancy last year.

Les also has a son, Philip, now 31, from his first marriage to Lynne Webster.

He has said of being an older parent: "Now, I have the time and energy - well, sometimes - to enjoy Eleanor to the full. She has brought such joy into my life.

"When Claire and I knew we wanted to be together, I wasn't sure about starting a family. But I loved her enough that I'd be happy with it.

"Then, when she got pregnant, I was over the moon and released somehow from any worry about being a dad again in my mid-50s."

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