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Best Christmas Eve ever for the joyous McLean family

By Colin O'Carroll

Published 12/12/2015

Little Eve in festive Santa hat and Rudolph bootees
Little Eve in festive Santa hat and Rudolph bootees
Little Eve with radio star mum Kerry
Dad Ralph, who is also a broadcaster, film critic and columnist

Radio Ulster couple Kerry and Ralph McLean are celebrating an early Christmas present with the birth of their third child, a little girl they have called Eve.

The family are still getting used to having a new little person under their roof, and both mum and dad have been on social media to welcome their new addition and thank well-wishers.

Almost 300 people wrote congratulations and cooed over a picture of the newborn dressed in a Christmas outfit of Santa hat, Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer bootees and a red and white Babygro with the logo 'I Love My Daddy'.

Radio Ulster afternoon slot presenter Kerry wrote on Facebook: "After our first night under one roof as a family of five (still can't get used to saying that, lol!!), I wanted to say a massive THANK YOU to everyone who sent messages and cards, prayers and best wishes.

"I've genuinely been blown away by how many lovely people there are in the world who take the time to get in touch and share in an exceptionally happy, special time for me and my wee family.

"So, from the bottom of my heart, love and hugs to you all... from me and from my gorgeous daughter Eve!"

Fellow DJ Ralph wrote: "Let me introduce the beautiful Eve McLean to the world! Both baby and mummy doing well... Dad is an emotional wreck but he'll get over it! Merry Christmas everybody!"

One Facebook friend of the couple, Zara Watt, wrote: "She is beautiful Kerry and has a beautiful name. She is Ralph's double!! xxoo".

Another agreed. Shirley Gault wrote: "Eve is gorgeous!! And so like Daddy!!! But she'll change lol!! What a wonderful gift for Christmas."

Many people on social media also wanted to know when the popular presenter would be back on the air, with one man suggesting that Kerry could even do her show from home. Dad Ralph is also a well-known broadcaster, film critic and columnist and presents a long-running roots music show on Radio Ulster, as well as numerous specials and one-off programmes.

Both parents will now have to find extra time, as it will be all about Eve for the next while.

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