Australian comedian and TV host Mel Buttle has revealed she’s been keeping a very sweet secret – that she and her partner welcomed a baby boy seven weeks ago.

The Great Australian Bake Off host shared her news on radio, revealing her partner had carried their little boy, who they named Harry.

“It’s a big announcement and I want to get it done on the radio, one for attention and two to tell everyone in one hit so I don’t have to go and keep telling people,” Mel said on KIIS 97.3FM.

“I don’t quite know how to say it. I have … I’ve got … a baby. I have a baby. I’m not joking. This isn’t a ‘bit’ I’m not going to trick you … I have a seven week old baby. My partner and I had a baby.”

Mel, who has amassed a huge following on TikTok for her comedic portrayal of  ‘every Aussie mum’, says she and her partner wanted to keep their boy’s arrival quiet for the first few weeks.

“My partner carried our child. He’s a boy. I’ve been a bit reluctant to put him on the Internet, to put him on social media because I thought, he’s got a right to privacy. Why am I telling all these people I don’t know that I’ve got a baby?”

The former I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here star, says she realised that she’ll be drawing on motherhood for even more inspiration for her stand up comedy.

“I want to talk about him on stage .. I need help, I need advice, I need coffee. I didn’t want to hide him, but I wanted to just have a little bubble with just us for a little bit. Now I want help”

Mel, who announced her engagement to ex-footballer Noran Abaza last year, says Harry is sleeping in ’45 minute intervals’

“He’s poo-up-the-back weeks old,” she added.

Mel Buttle baby

The 40-year-old told The Courier Mail that she and Noran conceived Harry via IVF. And she says they’re planning more children in the future.

“It was very emotional. I’ve always wanted to have kids and I would love for him to have a sibling one day.”

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  • Congratulations on both fronts – for announcing the birth of your child and for not having put it ‘ou there’ for everyone to ooh and aah about for the past 9 months.


  • Congratulations !


  • Congratulations to the new family, I wish them all the best.


  • I love the comment “pooh up the back” weeks old! We all had those moments.


  • Congratulations! I love watching Mel’s videos, they’re hilariously accurate!


  • This is lovely! Congrats to the happy couple.


  • Congrats! Always nice to hear about new babies


  • Congratulations to the happy couple in welcoming their first baby. Welcome adorable Harry.


  • I haven’t heard of her, but congrats to this couple


  • “poo up the back weeks old” haha love it….


  • I’ve not heard of this lady before but congratulations on the wonderful news.


  • Wow! Congratulations. And good on you for managing to keep it quiet so you could enjoy the baby bubble.

    • Holding some ‘things’ close is special in a world that seems to be in share overload at times.


  • It is refreshing to hear of special things being kept quiet until the person chooses to share.


  • Good on her keeping it under wraps!


  • I’m not at all familiar with her but congratulations are always in order with a new baby.


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