Daddy’s girl!

An­drew is lov­ing be­ing a new fa­ther…

Inside Soap - - THE BIG INTERVIEW -

He may be an old hand at par­ent­hood on screen – af­ter work­ing with baby Gabe for nearly a year – but An­drew and his real-life girl­friend Jay Hag­gar have re­cently wel­comed their first child to­gether, daugh­ter Skyla. And the star is be­sot­ted with his lit­tle’un…

“I know I’m bi­ased as I’m her dad, but ev­ery time I look at her I think, ‘You’re amaz­ing’,” gushes An­drew. “She’s so beau­ti­ful and ev­ery­one else adores her, so I’m pretty lucky.”

The ac­tor was al­ready step­dad to Jay’s son and daugh­ter from a pre­vi­ous re­la­tion­ship, so adding a new mem­ber to their brood hasn’t been too much of an up­heaval.

“Luck­ily Jay is very re­laxed, and ex­pe­ri­enced in rais­ing new­borns,” grins An­drew. “I’m go­ing through it all for the first time and learn­ing it on the run. I didn’t go to any of those birthing classes they sug­gest you go to. Jay was like, ‘Don’t worry, I’ll tell you any­thing you need to know!’”

But An­drew isn’t the only new dad on the Neigh­bours set. His co-star Scott Mcgre­gor (Mark) wel­comed daugh­ter Evie a few weeks be­fore An­drew’s new ar­rival – so have the dot­ing dad­dies been shar­ing tips on chang­ing nap­pies be­tween scenes?

“Yes, and we’ve made some failed at­tempts to meet up with the ba­bies out­side work,” says An­drew. “There’s al­ways some­thing that crops up – when you have kids you spend more time with their friends than your own!”

Skyla-high: An­drew and Jay with their new ar­rival

On your Marks: Scott with Evie

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