CHANNEL 4 News presenter Jon Snow said he is “delighted” after he and his wife Precious Lunga welcomed a child together.

The TV journalist from Ardingly said the couple had a baby boy with a surrogate on March 2 after “numerous medical setbacks and miscarriages”.

In a statement the 73-year-old said: “In our desire to seal our now 11 years of marriage with a baby, my wife suffered numerous medical setbacks and miscarriages.

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“Consequently, we will always be deeply grateful to our surrogate, who carried our embryo to term.

“Amid these challenging times, we feel doubly blessed to be able to celebrate our good fortune.”

Jon and Precious, a 46-year-old Zimbabwean academic, tied the knot in 2010 on the Caribbean island of Mustique.

Snow has two daughters from his relationship with human rights lawyer Madeleine Colvin.

He was also once briefly engaged to fellow ITN journalist Anna Ford, 70.

He is best known for being the longest-running presenter on Channel 4 News, which he has fronted since 1989.

He grew up at Ardingly College, an independent boarding school near Ardingly where his father was headmaster.

Jon told Country Life magazine that he used to “love” watching the Brighton Belle travel along the Balcombe viaduct on the London-Brighton railway line from his bedroom window at the college.