Proud dad Chris Evans shows off his newborn twins 'Ping and Pong' for the first time after 'last hurrah' IVF

The couple kissed and cradled their new babies – affectionately nicknamed "Ping and Pong" – as they stood with sons Noah, nine, and six-year-old Eli.

Natasha Shishmanian, 38 – who underwent IVF for 'one last hurrah' – was induced on Wednesday evening and welcomed her little ones just after 10pm last night.

Chris, 52, and Natasha are yet to announce the twins' real names, but he's been referring to them as "Ping and Pong" throughout the pregnancy.

The news was read out live on the Radio 2 Breakfast Show this morning by fellow DJ Sara Cox.

She said: "Ping and Pong arrived safe and well last night. Ping popped her head out at 2210, Pong popped his head out 12 minutes later at 22 minutes past 10. Both healthy, both strong, happy and blessed, as was Mum throughout.

"Infinite thanks to the amazing team at Frimley Park Hospital, amazing people, amazing professionals, helping dreams come true. Thank you."

The couple married in 2007 and also have sons Noah, nine, and six-year-old Eli.

Chris is also dad to a daughter called Jade, 30, from his relationship with Alison Ward.

Sara Cox, who was looking at a picture of the babies in bobble hats at the time, said: "It sounded like a night to remember. Huge congrats, beautiful news."


On Wednesday's show, Chris had called his wife to check up on her ahead of her labour being induced later that day.

The radio DJ, who recently made the huge announcement that he's leaving the flagship BBC programme to return to Virgin Radio, previously revealed that Natasha was undergoing IVF treatment, to try for one more baby.

He said: “We’re having one last hurrah, one last attempt at a fourth ankle biter.”

He announced that his wife was was expecting in April on the radio, saying:  “Mrs Evans is, she is. Double trouble, twin turbo. We have known for a while, obviously. She is definitely the mother, no doubt about that.

“I did a bit of work for TNT once upon a time when I worked in a warehouse and when you work for TNT you see more TNT lorries, when you buy a Mini for the first time you see more Minis on the road, and when you begin to be involved in the world of twins suddenly twins everywhere, they are not as rare as you think.”

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