Kyle Sandilands has welcomed his first child in dramatic circumstances, abandoning his live radio show to make it to the hospital in time for the birth.
The shock jock and his fiancee Tegan Kynaston, 36, are now proud parents to a baby boy they have named Otto.
Sandilands, 51, was broadcasting from his home studio when he had to walk out of The Kyle and Jackie O show when he realised the baby was on its way.
“I think I might have to leave the show … and go to the hospital,” he said.
Jackie O responded: “Oh, it’s time!”
“Calm down, we don’t want the kid coming too soon,” Sandilands responded. “Guys, I’m so sorry. I feel very unprepared. I’ve got to run
… I feel like I’m abandoning you, but I’m there for my child.”
Seconds later he was off air and Jackie O was left to host the show on her own. Not long after, though, she was able to share the happy news with her listeners that the birth had gone smoothly and the little one had arrived healthy.
“If you’ve just tuned in, little Otto has been born. It’s so hectic – I feel like I can’t think straight!” said Jackie O, who is Otto’s godmother.
Sandilands later phoned into the show, sharing some fairly graphic details about the birth.
“I cut the cord, I didn’t realise it was like tough calamari and blood spurted out. I was the first person to touch him, he sh*t himself, poo was oozing out,” he added.
And, he’s not planning to take too much time out to enjoy new fatherhood, with his manager confirming he will be back on his radio show on Friday to talk about his son and the birth.
Sandilands announced he and Kynaston were expecting their first child in February, with Jackie O admitting at the time she “never thought I’d see the day where Kyle would become a dad.”
“I know I’ve always sounded like I’m against children but when you think, ‘Oh, do you want to have your own child’, and you meet someone and you think, ‘Oh, yeah, I do want to have a child’,” Sandilands said.
Sandilands and Kynaston got engaged in Queensland over the Christmas holidays.