Lee Ryan has confirmed he is now a father of four after his new baby was secretly born three weeks ago.
Blue fans had been speculating where the singer was after noticing Lee had missed some promotional interviews, including one with BBC Breakfast.
Lee, 39, took to the band’s TikTok page to confirm the reason he has been absent is that he has been spending time with his new baby.
He explained: ‘Hey everyone. I just wanted to say sorry that I’m not there for the promo right now and all the boys are doing everything.
‘Everything’s ok, I know there are a lot of people talking some madness. I’ve actually had a little baby, as you can see.
‘She’s only three weeks old now, so I’m at home with my family, being a dad and being with my children.’
He confirmed: ‘I will be back doing stuff and I’ll be back soon with the boys. Thank you so much for all the amazing support that you’ve shown our album, it’s absolutely brilliant and I’m so happy that everyone is enjoying the album.
‘Thank you so much for going out there and buying it and supporting it and I’ll see you soon.’
Lee could be seen cradling the newborn in his arms before the camera panned over to his toddler daughter adorably squawking next to him in her pram.
As well as his new born, Lee also shares the one-year-old with his wife Verity Paris, and is also dad to 14-year-old Bluebell with Jessica Keevil and Rayn, 13, with Samantha Miller.
Lee and Verity had secretly married in March with an intimate ceremony in Gibraltar, after dating for two years.
He told The Sun earlier in the year: ‘I met someone finally who loves and supports me in everything I do.
‘Verity is a beautiful, strong and loving woman who I treasure. And I’m a lucky man to have such a wonderful mother for my child, and now wife, in her.
‘I’ve never been more calm and grounded and I have Verity to thank for that. I’m the happiest I’ve ever been in my life because of the wonderful family life I now have.’