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Chris Evans to become a dad again at 52 as radio star’s wife expecting twins

Radio star Chris Evans and wife Natasha Shishmanian are expecting twins after successful IVF last year.

The BBC host broke the news to listeners on the Radio 2 show as he spoke with a fertility expert this morning, The Mirror reports.

He managed to sneak it in, asking for specific advice on having twins, inadvertently confirming he’s set to become a dad for the fourth and fifth time.

“Get a bigger car,” she joked, before he said: “Mrs Evans is…she is now, yeah. Twins. Double trouble. Twin turbo.

“We’ve known for a while, obviously. She’s definitely the mother, there’s no doubt about that,” he broke off, laughing.

He then spoke about the prevalence of twins, comparing the phenomenon to buying a Mini then suddenly seeing loads of the same car on the roads.

Chris Evans to become a dad again at 52 as radio star's wife expecting twins

Chris and Natasha in the crowd for a Liverpool v Manchester United clash

“When you begin to be involved in the world of twins, suddenly twins are everywhere – twins are not as rare as you think,” he added.

Chris already has 31-year-old daughter Jade from his previous relationship with Alison Ward, and sons Eli Alfred, five, and Noah Nicolas, eight, from his marriage to Natasha, 37.

Eli was conceived via IVF after Natasha suffered an ectopic pregnancy in 2010.

He told listeners last April that Natasha, who he married in 2007, had been undergoing fertility treatment to have “a fourth ankle-biter”.

Chris quipped to Rob Brydon that Natasha was “being harvested around now, with the radio on”.

“Mrs Evans has gone into hospital this morning at 7am – she is the field and there’s a harvest taking place this morning.”

He added: “I have to leave at 9:30 in the morning because I am required.”

When Rob didn’t understand what Chris was alluding to, he clarified that he and Natasha wanted another child.

“It’s a nice thing, we’re having one last hurrah, one last attempt at a fourth ankle-biter,” he told his friend on air.

Keith Reed, CEO of the Twins and Multiple Births Association (Tamba), told Mirror Online: “A huge congratulations to Natasha and Chris – they must be excited, nervous and very emotional right now.

“Bringing twins into the world is an incredible experience and, as many of our families will confirm, twins means double the joy and double the love.”

He finished off by saying this will be “an amazing adventure” for Chris, Natasha and their family.

Chris has previously been very open about the couple’s fertility issues.

When Natasha conceived with their second son Eli, he wrote in his Mail On Sunday column: “My wife and I couldn’t be more thrilled.

Chris Evans to become a dad again at 52 as radio star's wife expecting twins

Chris Evans at Natasha Shishmanian at Gold Cup day at the 2018 Cheltenham Festival

“Like a lot of couples, becoming pregnant this time was not easy and to the extent that it was beginning to feel like it may never happen.

“Tash’s first pregnancy was practically textbook, so naively we thought a follow-up kid would be a cinch. Not so, however,” he explained.

“Tash did fall pregnant 18 months ago but the pregnancy became ectopic, we lost the baby and, quite frankly, we almost lost my wife.

“Had it not been for an emergency late-night operation by a brilliant lady surgeon, that would have almost certainly been the case.”

Chris added: “After that, Tash’s situation was different and we were forced to go down the route of IVF. There have been a few false starts before striking gold. Noah is convinced he’s going to have a baby sister come the end of May. All I know is that I might need a few days off my radio show.

“Thank you so much to the people who made it possible. We are eternally grateful. You make dreams come true.”

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