Ben Fordham and Jodie Speers have welcomed a beautiful baby girl to their family.

Seven News reporter Jodie Speers and 2GB radio host Ben Fordham welcomed their new baby girl, Pearl Nellie, into the world yesterday.

Weighing in at 3.8kg, the new addition to the Speers/Fordham family joins her big brother Freddy.

Listen: Remember the time Ben Fordham lost Freddy? Whoops. Post continues below.

In her Instagram announcement, Speers explains that in a beautiful coincidence, Pearl had arrived on her mum and dad’s wedding anniversary.

“We’ve forgiven her for hijacking our wedding anniversary,” the journalist joked.

Proud dad Fordham shared a photo of his own, fawning over his “cute as a butterfly” daughter.

“Can’t wait to chase her around for the rest of my life,” he added.

We had a little Pearl. She’s as cute as a butterfly. Can’t wait to chase her around for the rest of my life.

A photo posted by Ben Fordham (@benfordham9) on Oct 1, 2016 at 11:57pm PDT


We’re sending our congratulations to the happy couple, and can’t wait to see more pictures in the weeks to come.

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