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Last Updated: Thursday December 09 2004 11:43 GMT

'It's a boy' for Blue Peter's Liz

Liz and her son
Blue Peter presenter Liz Barker is celebrating the birth of her first child - a boy called Dexter.

Dexter was born at a London hospital. He was two weeks late, but Liz said: "He's more than worth the wait."

Liz, 29, told Blue Peter viewers that her son looks just like his dad - her husband Michael Todd.

Liz is returning to the long-running CBBC show in April. Another presenter, Zoe Salmon, is filling in for her while she is on maternity leave.

"I just can't stop looking at him - he just looks yummy," said Liz of her son, who's full name is Dexter Jack Barker Todd. He weighed in at 8lbs 3oz.

Liz will become the first working mum to present Blue Peter when she returns to the show.

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