Jermaine Jenas and his wife Ellie have welcomed their third child together and his fourth, with the former England footballer sharing a first photo of the newborn son, named Jacob
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- 18:36, 13 Oct 2021
Jermaine Jenas has shared a first adorable pic of his newborn son after he welcomed his fourth child, his third with wife Ellie.
The baby boy was seen on Instagram on Wednesday and Jermaine and Ellie showed off their son.
The delightful picture was captioned: "Our beautiful son Jacob Anthony Jenas – we love you so much."
Ex Liverpool and Arsenal footballer Jermaine Pennant also commented: "The little JJ is here."
The 38-year-old host of BBC's The One Show also has daughters Geneva, eight, and Olivia, four, with Ellie, as well as daughter Sancha, 14, from a previous relationship.
The arrival of baby Jacob was announced on Monday's episode of The One Show.
A first adorable pic of Jermaine and Ellie Jenas son Jacob
Jermaine Jenas and his wife Ellie with their two daughters
Host Ronan Keating said about his TV colleague: "First off congratulations to our very own Jermaine and his wife Ellie, who had a baby boy called Jacob at the weekend!
"Enjoy some time off, no sleep for you Jermaine!"
Jermaine had announced that he was to become a dad again during his first appearance as a host on The One Show, when he started in May.
He had to be prompted by co-host Alex Jones to share his exciting news, before telling viewers: "I have a baby on the way. It's a boy. Very excited in our house."
The happy news comes after Jermaine was hailed for laying bare the inadequate response by social media companies to the racial abuse aimed at England's footballers, in a hard-hitting documentary.
Jermaine fronted Channel 4's Hunting The Football Trolls, in which he claimed: "We're going back to the dark ages of racism."
The footballer turned TV presenter said: "Bananas that were thrown to pitch have turned into monkey emojis sent to people on social media. And the use of the N-word seems to be normalised again. Offenders need to be held to account."
Last year, Jermaine open up about how he battled "imposter syndrome" when winning his 21 international caps for England.
Jermaine Jenas with his wife Ellie
He played under Sven-Goran Eriksson and was included in the 2006 World Cup squad but he said that he found it difficult to fit in with the other players.
Despite being called up for his country, Jermaine claimed that the international set-up was like an exclusive "boys club" which had a detrimental effect on the mental state of the squad members who were not in the "club".
Speaking on the British Army's podcast, The Locker, Jermaine said: "I had a couple of moments struggling with imposter syndrome throughout my career as a player
"It was playing for England and it was nothing to do with my ability or my deserving of the position I was in."
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