New dad Ashley Banjo joked that he looked “horrendous” as he joined the Dancing On Ice panel for the first time since becoming a father.
The Diversity star and his wife Francesca welcomed their daughter Rose on Thursday.
Ahead of Dancing On Ice on Sunday, Banjo shared a picture on his Instagram Story which showed him in a car on the way to judge the ice show, saying he was a “tired daddy”.
As the ITV programme got under way he was congratulated by his fellow Dancing On Ice stars and told them: “I look horrendous!”
“I am in love,” he added.
“I know she is not technically watching yet but, ‘Daddy will be home soon Rosie, I love you’.”
Banjo revealed in October that he and his wife were expecting a baby girl after a “difficult journey”.
Announcing his baby’s arrival, Banjo shared a picture showing Francesca cuddling Rose in a hospital bed, while he stood beside them.
“Our beautiful daughter came into the world at 6:45pm on 21st February 2019 – weighing a healthy 8lbs 13oz,” he said.
“Her name is Rose Adura Banjo.
“I am in the deepest love ever with my little family @francescabanjo I love you and am so proud #nextchapter.”