, Comedian Jimmy Carr reveals he has become a dad as he welcomes first child in secret, The Nzuchi Times News

Comedian Jimmy Carr reveals he has become a dad as he welcomes first child in secret

Jimmy Carr has confirmed he’s become a father for the first time.

The comedian, 48, is said to have secretly welcomed a son two years ago with his long-time girlfriend, Karoline Copping, 46.

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According to The Sun, Carr — who is known for his dark humour — confirmed he is now a dad during a stand-up comedy show at the O2 Academy Brixton in London.

, Comedian Jimmy Carr reveals he has become a dad as he welcomes first child in secret, The Nzuchi Times News

He mentioned his son during an adoption joke, telling the audience: “I had to tell my little boy he’s adopted. I mean, he isn’t, but the look on his face. I said, ‘No, no, no, you were adopted, the new family is picking you up tomorrow.'”

“We’re having a gender-reveal party for our kid but we’re going to wait until he’s 21 just to be sure,” he said in another joke. “With some babies, you can’t tell, is it a boy or an ugly girl?”

The 8 Out of 10 Cats host has been spotted pushing a pram on several occasions since 2020 but has never previously confirmed that he is a dad.

, Comedian Jimmy Carr reveals he has become a dad as he welcomes first child in secret, The Nzuchi Times News

, Comedian Jimmy Carr reveals he has become a dad as he welcomes first child in secret, The Nzuchi Times News

Carr has been in a relationship with Channel 5 commissioning editor for 20 years after meeting her at an audition.

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Last month, Carr said he fears being “cancelled” following UK’s end to coronavirus lockdown and as he prepares to return to stand up.

, Comedian Jimmy Carr reveals he has become a dad as he welcomes first child in secret, The Nzuchi Times News

“Not being able to go out there and do what we normally do has been a challenge,” he said during an appearance on The Jonathan Ross Show.

“They’re talking about June 21st — I’ve got gigs booked in from June 21st… god willing, that would be a return to normality… I think I’ll probably get cancelled, I’ll be a bit giddy and overexcited. I’m a dab hand at it now.”

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