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Last Updated: Thursday, 25 August 2005, 16:09 GMT 17:09 UK
Newsreader Catherwood has twins
Andrea Catherwood
Catherwood spent time as the presenter of Five news
ITV news presenter Andrea Catherwood has given birth to twin boys six weeks prematurely, it has been announced.

The 37-year-old, from Belfast, had a caesarian delivery due to complications in her pregnancy. The identical boys are said to be doing well.

A spokeswoman for the presenter said: "Andrea is delighted" and had called the babies "gorgeous".

"It was clearly a very stressful time, and although they are very small they are doing well."

The spokeswoman added: "The babies are currently being well looked after in intensive care and doctors are monitoring their progress."

The twin boys had been suffering from twin-to-twin transfusion, where two babies share one placenta and one receives more nutrients than the other.

Catherwood rejoined the ITV news team in 2004 after a stint fronting Five News.

In 2001 while reporting from Afghanistan, she was injured in a suicide attack carried out by the Taleban.


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