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Francesca Cumani welcomes a child with triathlete boyfriend Max Johnson


Channel 10 racing presenter Francesca Cumani welcomes a child with triathlete boyfriend Max Johnson – and reveals her son’s delightfully English name

Glamorous racing pundit Francesca Cumani has welcomed her second child.

The British TV presenter, 39, gave birth last week to a son named Teddy George Johnson, her first child with boyfriend Max Johnson.

She is already mother to five-year-old son Harry from a previous marriage.

Congratulations! Glamorous racing pundit Francesca Cumani (pictured in London on November 23, 2021) has welcomed her second child

Congratulations! Glamorous racing pundit Francesca Cumani (pictured in London on November 23, 2021) has welcomed her second child 

Francesca, a trackside commentator for ITV Racing in Britain and Australia’s Channel 10, announced the news on Instagram on Monday.

She shared a photo of herself cradling her newborn in his nursery, and wrote: ‘One week to the hour of you, Teddy George Johnson. Utterly delicious in every way.’

Francesca had announced she was expecting a child with Max, 38, a businessman and Ironman triathlete, back in December.

'Utterly delicious in every way': The British TV presenter, 39, gave birth last week to a son named Teddy George Johnson, her first child with boyfriend Max Johnson

‘Utterly delicious in every way’: The British TV presenter, 39, gave birth last week to a son named Teddy George Johnson, her first child with boyfriend Max Johnson

Sweet: Francesca, a trackside commentator for ITV Racing in Britain and Australia's Channel 10, shared a photo on Instagram on Monday of herself cradling her newborn in his nursery

Sweet: Francesca, a trackside commentator for ITV Racing in Britain and Australia’s Channel 10, shared a photo on Instagram on Monday of herself cradling her newborn in his nursery 

‘We’re thrilled,’ she told The Mail on Sunday at the time.

The thoroughbred expert was previously married to Australian polo player Rob Archibald, the father of her son Harry, from 2014 to 2018.

During their marriage, Francesca and Rob attempted to juggle their lives on either side of the planet – a challenge which intensified after Francesca was hired by Britain’s ITV two and a half years ago.

Case of the ex: The thoroughbred expert was previously married to Australian polo player Rob Archibald (left), the father of her son Harry, from 2014 to 2018. (Pictured in January 2018)

Case of the ex: The thoroughbred expert was previously married to Australian polo player Rob Archibald (left), the father of her son Harry, from 2014 to 2018. (Pictured in January 2018)

That meant her spending eight months in Britain during the racing season and four months in Australia, where she was a commentator for Channel Seven. 

At the time of their split, a friend said that despite the break-up relations between Francesca and Rob were ‘perfectly amicable’.

Following their separation, Francesca moved on with fellow ITV racing commentary team member Oli Bell.

However, the pair called it quits after two years of dating.

Splitsville: Following their separation, Francesca moved on with fellow ITV racing commentary team member Oli Bell (left). However, the pair called it quits after two years of dating

Splitsville: Following their separation, Francesca moved on with fellow ITV racing commentary team member Oli Bell (left). However, the pair called it quits after two years of dating

Her relationship with Max became public knowledge last September, and news of her pregnancy emerged just three months later.

Francesca, who is the daughter of Italian horse trainer and breeder Luca Cumani, signed a five-year deal worth $1 million with Channel 10 in 2019, after the network took over the Spring Carnival broadcast rights from Seven.

But there are rumours she may not make the trip to Flemington for this year’s Melbourne Cup because she is finding her commitments in Australia too difficult to manage.

That was quick! Her relationship with Max became public knowledge last September, and news of her pregnancy emerged just three months later. (Pictured in England on June 5, 2021)

That was quick! Her relationship with Max became public knowledge last September, and news of her pregnancy emerged just three months later. (Pictured in England on June 5, 2021)

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