Saturday Kitchen chef Donal Skehan announces he’s expecting second child with wife Sophie

Donal Skehan

Donal Skehan, the Irish chef who appeared in Saturday Kitchen and This Morning, has shared lovely baby news with fans…

The 33-year-old chef made the sweet announcement on Instagram, with a video showing the family’s past few months with their first child, Noah.

The little one is seen in the kitchen with mum and dad cooking cinnamon buns - as well as visiting family, playing outside and having fun in Santa’s Grotto – until they announce next year it’s about to get ‘crazier’ because they have a bun in the oven. How cute!

The clip ends with Noah adorably kissing his mum’s bump, and a snap of the sonogram.

A photo posted by on

Donal wrote: ‘We've been keeping a little secret for the last four months but it's time to let you know that our family is set to get a new addition later this year. In November, Noah is going to be a big brother! @SofieSkehan is pregnant with a second little baby and we couldn't be more excited.

‘I think we'd just wrapped our heads around the idea of being parents for the first time and now knowing what we're in for, I guess we're as ready as we'll ever be for round two! Here we go again!

Credit: Ken McKay/ITV/Shutterstock

‘As always a massive thank you for all the support during this special time, we are always blown away by this brilliant community and can't wait to share the journey with you. 👪👶🏼🐶🥰🎉🎉🎉’

Fans of friends of the chef were quick to send their well-wishes, including This Morning presenter Ruth Langsford.

She wrote: ‘CONGRATULATIONS! 🎉 Another little mouth to feed!! X’

TV chef Ching He Huang also commented: ‘Wow!! Huge congrats Donal and @sofieskehan Such amazing news and I can wait to get cuddles off the next babs too 😊. Enjoy every moment ✨💖💖💖’.

The chef was one of the guest host who replaced James Martin, after he left Saturday Kitchen in 2016.

Mariana Cerqueira
Lifestyle Editor

Mariana is a lifestyle writer who has written for and My Imperfect Life. She joined the team as an intern after completing her journalism MA at City University. After six months spent writing about food, celebrity news, and family trends, Mariana left to write for Healthy Food magazine - but returned in 2017, to join the Future team once again. In her spare time, you’ll find Mariana in the kitchen cooking for her friends.