Bert and Patti Newton are grandparents again… for the sixth time! 

The television legends daughter Lauren and her husband, champion swimmer Matt Welsh, have welcomed their sixth child – a beautiful boy named Alby James Newton Welsh.

The couple announced the news on Instagram, with Lauren revealing that despite being born seven weeks early, Alby is “doing well”.

She added, “Alby James Newton Welsh. Born at 8:20 on 20/8/2020. We are so grateful to the amazing @dr_stephencole and the wonderful team at @frances_perry_house. It has been a long journey and we are so thrilled to have gorgeous Alby here safely.”

Alby joins the Newton Welsh family, alongside 11-year-old Sam, 9-year-old Eva, 6-year-old Lola, 2-year-old Monty and 1-year-old Perla.


In July, Lauren revealed that she had been separated from her children for weeks due to “pregnancy complications”.

“Missing my gorgeous babies. It’s been five weeks so far of not seeing them while I’m in hospital due to pregnancy complications,” she wrote on Instagram.

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Congratulations to the Newton Welsh family!