EastEnders' Sid Owen cried for days after fiancée Victoria Shores gave birth to daughter Skye

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He welcomed his first child in January. 

And on Monday morning’s instalment of GMB, Sid Owen, 50, admitted that he cried for days after daughter Skye was born and ‘couldn’t stop looking at her,’ while also insisting he doesn’t regret not having children younger. 

The EastEnders star’s fiancée Victoria Shores, 42, also revealed that she had two litres of blood transfused during the traumatic labour, when their baby came four weeks early.

Emotional: On Monday morning's instalment of GMB, Sid Owen, 50, admitted that he cried for days after daughter Skye was born and'couldn't stop looking at her'

Emotional: On Monday morning’s instalment of GMB, Sid Owen, 50, admitted that he cried for days after daughter Skye was born and ‘couldn’t stop looking at her’

The couple joined hosts Susanna Reid and Richard Madeley with baby Skye, who Susanna noted was the ‘best behaved baby we’ve ever had on the show’.

Sid – who played Ricky Butcher for 24 years on the soap – held baby Skye as he gushed about being a first-time father at the age of 50.

He enthused: ‘Amazing. I couldn’t stop looking at her for three, four days, crying my eyes out! It is a miracle.

‘I don’t regret not having them younger, I got the partying days out of the way and now I can really appreciate it.’

Two litres! The EastEnders star's fiancée Victoria Shores, 42, also revealed that she had two litres of blood transfused during the traumatic labour, when their baby came four weeks early

Two litres! The EastEnders star’s fiancée Victoria Shores, 42, also revealed that she had two litres of blood transfused during the traumatic labour, when their baby came four weeks early

Perfect timing! Held baby Skye as he gushed about being a first-time father at the age of 50, insisting: 'I don't regret not having them younger, I got the partying days out of the way'

Perfect timing! Held baby Skye as he gushed about being a first-time father at the age of 50, insisting: ‘I don’t regret not having them younger, I got the partying days out of the way’

Victoria explained how she was admitted to hospital for an emergency C-section four weeks before her due date.

Susanna congratulated her on the birth of Skye, and said: ‘You went through a really tough time?’ to which Victoria admitted: ‘Yes, it was all a bit of a shock.’

Richard added: ‘It was touch and go, you almost weren’t with us. You nearly bled to death,’ and explained how it was caused by a condition called placenta previa.

Victoria explained: ‘It’s blocking the womb, basically. I woke up and I thought there was a little bit of blood, and then I went to make the bed and pull it back, and it was covered, so it was a bit of a shock.’

Shock! The waitress then explained that she had a blood transfusion of two litres, and admitted:'Once I realised, it was all a bit of a shock'

Shock! The waitress then explained that she had a blood transfusion of two litres, and admitted: ‘Once I realised, it was all a bit of a shock’ 

Sid added: ‘It was the worst thing after all we’d been through and then this. I was trying to look on the bright side, googling straight away, ‘could be the first signs of labour’, so it freaked me out a bit.

‘When she spoke to the emergency services they said, “No, it’s not a good sign” so I’m freaking out but she’s very cool – jumping in the shower, blow drying her hair.

‘And I’m like, “How can you be so calm?” But it was a real tough few days and thank god we got through it.

‘What kept you so calm – instinct?’ asked Susanna, to which Victoria admitted: ‘Initially I just thought it was a little bit of bleeding. I hadn’t seen the bed.

Doting dad:'She's on the button, she feeds every few hours and she doesn't cry, she's actually a really good baby as well. But she seems strong' said Sid of Skye

Doting dad: ‘She’s on the button, she feeds every few hours and she doesn’t cry, she’s actually a really good baby as well. But she seems strong’ said Sid of Skye

‘I was getting my other children ready for school and thought it may have been a show so I thought I’ll have a shower, knowing how long it can take – I went back to the bed and saw how much blood there was…’

The waitress then explained that she had a blood transfusion of two litres, and admitted: ‘Once I realised, it was all a bit of a shock.’

Susanna asked: ‘How is Skye doing?’ with Sid replying: ‘She’s on the button, she feeds every few hours and she doesn’t cry, she’s actually a really good baby as well. But she seems strong.’

Moving forward: Sid first announced his baby news back in September, claiming:'I never ever dreamt I would have kids'

Moving forward: Sid first announced his baby news back in September, claiming: ‘I never ever dreamt I would have kids’

The pair then spoke about their upcoming wedding and Sid revealed who he’s going to have as his best man – Adele’s ex, Simon Konecki.

‘My best man?’ he told Susanna and Richard. ‘It’s a toughie. I might have to have two or three. I’ve been friends [with Simon] for years. Since we were teenagers.’ 

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