Emmerdale actor Jay Kontzle welcomes third child with wife Mimi

Emmerdale actor Jay Kontzle welcomes third child with wife Mimi as he shares adorable family snap and jokes: ‘Here’s hoping it’s our last!’

  • The Emmerdale actor – who plays Billy Fletcher on the ITV soap – took to Instagram on Monday where he announced the news by sharing a family snap 
  • Jay uploaded a photograph of his two older children, KaiBo, six and Zian, four, standing either side of the newborn in a woven basket 
  • The TV star and his artist wife, both 32, have yet to reveal the name and the sex of their newest addition, but confirmed that the birth took place on Friday 

Jay Kontzle has welcomed his third child with wife Mimi.

The Emmerdale actor – who plays Billy Fletcher on the ITV soap – took to Instagram on Monday where he announced the news by sharing an adorable family snap. 

Jay uploaded a photograph of his two older children, KaiBo, six and Zian, four, standing either side of the newborn in a woven basket, and joked: ‘Here’s hoping it’s our last!’

The TV star and his artist wife, both 32, have yet to reveal the name and the sex of their newest addition, but confirmed that the birth took place on Friday. 

Congratulations! Jay Kontzle has welcomed his third child with wife Mimi

Congratulations! Jay Kontzle has welcomed his third child with wife Mimi

Sharing the baby news with OK! Online, Jay reassured fans that both his wife and their newborn were safe and well after the labour. 

He told the publication: ‘We’re excited to announce that on Friday 18th November we were blessed with our third child.

‘Mummy did amazing and both her and the baby are healthy and well.

He jokingly added: ‘Here’s hoping it’s our last!’

Sweet! Jay uploaded a photograph to Instagram of his two older children, KaiBo, six and Zian, four, standing either side of the newborn in a woven basket

Sweet! Jay uploaded a photograph to Instagram of his two older children, KaiBo, six and Zian, four, standing either side of the newborn in a woven basket

In July, Jay announced that he was set to become a dad again, admitting that while Mimi’s pregnancy had come as a ‘shock’, it’s was nice surprise for the growing family.

The pair, who wed in 2017, shared a ‘Family of 5 pending’ post to Instagram as they prepared to add to their brood.

Breaking the news to OK! Magazine, Jay detailed just how impromptu the announcement was, as he found out at work: ‘Mimi called me during my lunch break on set and told me.

‘I was sitting eating lunch in the sun and all of a sudden I went hot and started dripping with sweat. I was a bit shocked!’ 

'Family of 5 pending': Jay announced his wife Mimi was expecting their third child back in July (pictured together with children KaiBo, six and Zian, four)

‘Family of 5 pending’: Jay announced his wife Mimi was expecting their third child back in July (pictured together with children KaiBo, six and Zian, four)

Shocked: Jay detailed just how impromptu the announcement was, as he found out at work: 'Mimi called me during my lunch break on set and told me

Shocked: Jay detailed just how impromptu the announcement was, as he found out at work: ‘Mimi called me during my lunch break on set and told me

Growing: Sharing a snap from their recent photoshoot to Instagram - the pair announced the good news as they wrote 'Family of 5 pending'

Growing: Sharing a snap from their recent photoshoot to Instagram – the pair announced the good news as they wrote ‘Family of 5 pending’

The pair had jested about having another baby prior, with Mimi admitting she had been ‘winding Jay up’ about falling pregnant another time.

She explained: ‘I’d been winding Jay up for months before, saying I really wanted another child – but his answer was always no. 

‘So I think that made me want another one more, basically just to be spiteful. But then it kind of backfired and I did end up getting pregnant.

‘The main thing that made me want another one is Zian and KaiBo are getting so grown-up now and there’s not a baby or little one around the house any more. I’ve really missed that,’ continued Mimi.

On-screen: He joined Emmerdale as Billy Fletcher in 2018, and has been at the forefront of a slew of the show's dramatic storylines

On-screen: He joined Emmerdale as Billy Fletcher in 2018, and has been at the forefront of a slew of the show’s dramatic storylines

Jay first appeared in the spotlight as one quarter of boyband The Mend, who originally auditioned for The X Factor, before appearing on Britain’s Got Talent a year later.

They band it to the semi-finals of the variety talent show, before being sent home by the public vote – with Jay then turning his hand to acting. 

He joined Emmerdale as the son of Jessie Dingle in 2018, and has been at the forefront of a slew of the show’s dramatic storylines.

Back in the day: Jay first appeared in the spotlight as one quarter of boyband The Mend, who originally auditioned for The X Factor, before appearing on Britain's Got Talent a year later

Back in the day: Jay first appeared in the spotlight as one quarter of boyband The Mend, who originally auditioned for The X Factor, before appearing on Britain’s Got Talent a year later

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