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Sian Welby making her TV return weeks after giving delivery

Sian Welby is set to make her return to broadcasting this summer, just weeks after giving birth to her baby girl Ruby.

The presenter, 37, will be returning to TV screens quicker than anticipated, as it has been announced that the new mum will be fronting some of the summer episodes of ITV‘s This Morning while hosts Cat Deeley and Ben Shephard take a seven-week break.

Sian and her fiancé Jake Beckett welcomed Ruby, who is their first child, in June and Sian has since said that becoming a mother is the ‘best thing she’s ever done’.

Although the Capital Radio star is yet to announce the details of when she gave birth to her newborn, she revealed that Ruby had arrived in an Instagram post on June 29.

Sharing her joyful baby news alongside a slew of adorable snaps, Sian wrote: ‘Our little Ruby [love heart emojis]’. 

Sian Welby is set to make her return to broadcasting this summer, just weeks after giving birth to her baby girl Ruby (Pictured on June 10)

Sian Welby is set to make her return to broadcasting this summer, just weeks after giving birth to her baby girl Ruby (Pictured on June 10)

Sian and her fiancé Jake Beckett welcomed Ruby, who is their first child, in June and Sian has since said that becoming a mother is the 'best thing she's ever done'

Sian and her fiancé Jake Beckett welcomed Ruby, who is their first child, in June and Sian has since said that becoming a mother is the ‘best thing she’s ever done’

The presenter, 37, will be returning to our TV screens quicker than anticipated, as it has been announced that the new mum will be fronting some of the summer episodes of ITV's This Morning

The presenter, 37, will be returning to our TV screens quicker than anticipated, as it has been announced that the new mum will be fronting some of the summer episodes of ITV’s This Morning

She posted a picture of her little girl wearing a beige knitted cardigan revealing her name. 

Jake – who popped the question in August last year – works for Heart Breakfast as a creative producer alongside hosts including Kelly Brook, Rochelle Humes, Vogue Williams and Emma Bunton.

In early June, Sian confirmed Jordan North will replace her as This Morning’s showbiz correspondent as she headed off on maternity leave.

The TV star marked her final day with the announcement as she admitted: ‘I think I’ve pushed it as far as I can before I pop.’

During her last appearance on the ITV daytime show before she gives birth to a baby girl, host Ben Shephard said: ‘First it’s time for the latest showbiz news, Sian is here, for your very last date with us before you go off to pop.’

Sian replied: ‘Yes, exactly, which I think I’ve pushed as far as I can without going into labour on this sofa!’

She continued: ‘I know the showbiz news needs to be left in good hands and somebody that deals with showbiz stories every morning and actually works alongside me most mornings when I am doing the radio…

‘This is the handover of all handovers! I really think this is the perfect guy for the job, I work with him every morning and he’s fantastic. It is Jordan North everybody!’

To viewers' delight, Sian returned to the studio virtually on July 1, in her first remote TV appearance after giving birth

To viewers’ delight, Sian returned to the studio virtually on July 1, in her first remote TV appearance after giving birth

She said: 'I am tired, delirious, but is the best thing I have ever done. I am absolutely over the moon!'

She said: ‘I am tired, delirious, but is the best thing I have ever done. I am absolutely over the moon!’

Sian became engaged to Heart Radio producer Jake during a romantic holiday to Greece in 2023

Sian became engaged to Heart Radio producer Jake during a romantic holiday to Greece in 2023

Jordan, 34, then joined Ben, co-host Cat Deeley and Sian in the studio, and said: ‘I’ve got a new shirt for this and everything!’ 

Ben joked: ‘This is the showbiz handover, like on the relay!’ with Sian quipping: ‘This is like the baton in the Olympics.’

Cat told Jordan: ‘We’ll make sure there’s an extra plate of food for you every week!’

Jordan added: ‘Absolutely, I’m just the supply teacher for the summer, that’s all.’

Sian told Ben and Cat: ‘I’m so glad it’s Jordan. You are brilliant and he’s the perfect guy for the job, we have such a laugh on Capital.’

At the end of the segment, hosting duo Ben and Cat gifted the mother-to-be with a baby grow, which she seemed thrilled about.

To viewers’ delight, Sian returned to the studio virtually on July 1, in her first remote TV appearance after giving birth.

And she spoke to her co-stars Cat Deeley and Ben Shephard on the daytime TV show a few days after becoming a mother where she admitted she was ‘deliriously tired’ following an emergency C-section.

In early June, Sian confirmed Jordan North will replace her as This Morning's showbiz correspondent as she headed off on maternity leave

In early June, Sian confirmed Jordan North will replace her as This Morning’s showbiz correspondent as she headed off on maternity leave

She said: ‘I am tired, delirious, but is the best thing I have ever done. I am absolutely over the moon. 

‘I am loving every second despite it being carnage at times. Jake was actually filming me at the time when I held her and I said: ”I can’t believe I’m meeting you it feels like a dream!”

She went on to reveal that she ended up having an emergency c-section after initially planning a water birth.

Sian explained: ‘I said I will do whatever is the safest delivery for the baby.

‘I was planning a water birth but ended up having an emergency c-section. I felt so safe I was in amazing hands. The midwives are actually incredible but obviously I’m feeling quite sore.’

On her supportive partner Jake she added: ‘He is such a natural – you do fall in love with your partner all over again. He has taken over when he needed to.

‘He has supported me when I needed to and supported me when I was emotional.’

Sian’s upcoming This Morning return comes as Cat and Ben are set to take a seven-week break just four months after landing the job.

Ben Shephard and Cat Deeley are set to take a seven-week break from This Morning just four months after landing the job

Ben Shephard and Cat Deeley are set to take a seven-week break from This Morning just four months after landing the job

Friday favourites Alison Hammond and Dermot O'Leary will kick off the summer shows from Monday July 15, before a mix of familiar faces return to the sofa

Friday favourites Alison Hammond and Dermot O’Leary will kick off the summer shows from Monday July 15, before a mix of familiar faces return to the sofa

The new hosts joined the ITV daytime show on March 11 and are said to be receiving an annual salary of £555,000. 

Now they’re set to be away for nearly two months as part of the show’s annual summer break, which sees a rotation of guest presenters brought in to front the show in their absence.

Joining first-time mother Sian will be the likes of Josie Gibson, Craig Doyle, Rylan Clark, Rochelle Humes and Joel Dommett.

Friday favourites Alison Hammond and Dermot O’Leary will kick off the summer shows from Monday July 15, before the mix of familiar faces return to the sofa.

Ben and Cat return to ITV’s flagship daytime show on September 2, and Alison and Dermot return to fronting Fridays on September 6.

This Morning’s editor, Martin Frizell, said of the summer lineup: ‘Viewers will not want to miss a moment this summer!

‘The shows will be packed and whatever the weather, the team in front of the cameras and behind will deliver plenty of content to keep the nation smiling.

‘I’m delighted Alison and Dermot are kicking things off and together with our brilliant family of hosts – made up of the biggest names in TV – they will be serving up really exciting content on Britain’s biggest daytime show.’

This Morning airs weekdays from 10am on ITV, ITVX, STV and STV Player