Matt Edmondson reveals gender of second baby with wife and predicts Christmas Day arrival

Radio One presenter Matt Edmondson has revealed he and his wife are expecting their second child.

The 35-year-old, who already has a five year old daughter Ivy with his wife Bryony, has shared how the couple are expecting another girl.

Speaking on Lorraine today, 1 December, the presenter shared how the baby's arrival is "imminent" – and that the couple could be welcoming their new arrival on Christmas day.

Matt explained: "Ivy came three and a half weeks early as I was about to film The Xtra factor so I'm assuming this one is coming on Christmas day.

"But it could happen any time for now. It's a girl! Holly and Ivy for Christmas would be great… but we've got a negotiation going on still about names.

"I've mixed up my list for children's names and dog names and now I can't remember what was for a child and what was for a dog.

"We've already got a dog but you've always got to have a list of potential names just in case."

Matt and Bryony met in their late teens and got engaged in 2012, before tying the knot the following year.

It comes after the presenter shared the details of how he was diagnosed with cyclothymia – a mood disorder that causes periods of feeling depressed followed by periods of extreme happiness.

In the honest post to his 106,000 followers, Matt admits that the coronavirus pandemic left him anxious about his mental health, so he began writing his own album to help him cope titled, Not Another Love Song.

In the series of screenshots of his iPhone notes, Matt explained: "It all started in lockdown – like lots of people, I was quite scared of the prospect of lots of isolation, of my usual work disappearing and of any normal sense of routine going out the window.

“For my mental health I find having a ‘project’ to work on is what keeps me grounded.”

The Radio One presenter went on to talk about cyclothymia and the “mood cycles” it brings on.

He continued: “It’s a bit like Bipolar Two, but with a significantly less extreme mood spectrum. It means my mood cycles frequently between stages of euphoric productivity and depression.

“For a long time, I was in either one of these two moods. The ‘up’ times truly do feel fantastic."

The up times, Matt wrote: "They're not so great for people in my life-because whatever idea I’m drawn to at the time is quite all consuming.

"I don’t get much sleep, don’t eat when I should… I didn’t realise until I was diagnosed with Cyclothymia that this was equally as challenging as the depressive episodes.”

The DJ went on to explain that it was ultimately feeling “incredibly low” that led him to seek medical advice.

"My low times after often accompanied by incredibly strong anxious thoughts, catastrophisation (is that a word? Red dots say 'no') and panic [sic]."

Matt disclosed that he’d been struggling for years so the diagnosis was “life changing” as it helped him to understand the patterns of his moods.

While, the diagnosis helped Matt feel more in control, he says that it was making music that “saved” him.

Matt added: "So – the depression. This is going to sound corny, but it's true. Discovering making music saved me. See, it's a bit corny isn't it?"

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