Donal Skehan shares adorable snaps meeting Brian Dowling and Arthur Gourounlian’s newborn daughter


It’s been a busy week for Brian Dowling and Arthur Gourounlian. After welcoming their first child, a baby girl called Blake, they have been embracing their new parent roles and introducing baby Blake to their friends and family. With her latest visitor being none other than Brian and Arthur’s pal, chef Donal Skehan.

Donal, along with his wife Sofie, stopped by the couple’s home to finally meet their new baby girl. Sharing some stunning moments from the day, the TV personality wrote on Instagram: “Hello baby Blake! We’re in love! Huge congrats guys [Brian and Arthur].”

While in a second picture Donal is holding Blake, with the caption: “Getting all the new baby hugs! She’s gorgeous!”


Everyone seemed to have a brilliant day, with Donal even joking that he and Sofie may welcome a third child now.

In a video, shared by Arthur,  Donal said: “Thank you, baby number three for us! You seem so thrilled!”

While Arthur replied: “Sofie just loved [baby Blake].”


Baby Blake has welcomed quite a few visitors already, including Brian and Arthur’s best pal Pippa O’Connor.

Stopping by Brian and Arthur’s home last weekend, Pippa was introduced to baby Blake and, of course, got a few pictures to remember the special occasion.

Sharing them on her Instagram story, the business women wrote: “An angel”

She also shared a snap of Blake with her dads, saying: “Happiness in a pic”

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