Ellie Taylor becomes a mum again | But it means missing tonight's Royal Variety Performance © BBC

Ellie Taylor becomes a mum again

But it means missing tonight's Royal Variety Performance

comedyEllie Taylor has given birth to her second child with her journalist husband Phil Black.

The 40-year-old comedian  announced the  news on Instagram today, with a picture of herself in hospital wit the top of her baby’s head visible.

She said it had been a 'surprise early arrival’ which meant she had to drop out of her planned performance at the  Royal Variety Performance tonight.

Former Strictly contestant Taylor also posted a picture of herself taken earlier, in the glamorous frock she intended to wear on stage at the Royal Albert Hall.

She wrote:‘This is the fabulous outfit I was meant to be wearing tonight while doing stand-up at the @royalvarietyperformance in front of 4,000 people, including @princeandprincessofwales.

‘Swipe to see the actual outfit I’ll be wearing tonight due to the surprise early arrival of my own little HRH…’

Then she revealed the second picture.

She added: ‘Gutted to miss out but also very very happy to be wearing giant mesh knickers and saying "But his skin is just so SOFT!" ten times an hour.

Mother and baby doing well because mummy has access to morphine and baby has access to boobies.

‘Wishing the rest of the performers the best night for a fantastic cause! Wishing me 12 hours sleep and a massive Pina Colada (not with the morphine, don’t worry…)’


A post shared by Ellie Taylor (@elliejanetaylor)

Taylor and Black are already parents to a five-year-old daughter, Valentina

Bradley Walsh will host tonight’s Royal Variety  show, in front of the Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh. Tom Allen, Simon Brodkin and Rosie Jones will be performing stand-up on the show, while Viggo Venn will perform a routine, having landed a place on the line-up as part of his Britain’s Got Talent prize.

The show, headlined by Cher, will air on ITV next month.

Published: 30 Nov 2023

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