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Patrick Kielty's son Milo receives gifts from comic's Co Down roots

Patrick Kielty has revealed Christmas gifts his son received from Co Down

PATRICK Kielty may now live in sunny California, but the comedian hasn't forgot the importance of his roots in Co Down.

The Dundrum-born funnyman celebrated his first Christmas as a father with son Milo and it appears he has high hopes his son will one day take to the field for Down GAA.

In a post on Instagram, Kielty uploaded an image of three Christmas gifts - a wool blanket, football and cardigan - that his 11-month-old son received from his homeland in Co Down.

In a message accompanying the picture, Kielty wrote: "Wool Blanket by Mourne Textiles, future Down midfielder by O'Neill's, Aran cardigan by Mary Kielty. #Home."

Kielty and his television host wife Cat Deeley, who wed in Italy in September 2012, welcomed their first-born in January but have not released a picture of Milo.

Announcing the birth, Deeley said that they "couldn’t be happier… three really is the magic number".

The couple had remained tight-lipped about their son's name until Deeley revealed his moniker by wearing a necklace that read 'Milo'.

She also recently revealed how they had disagreed over the baby's name for a week after he was born.

"We weren't talking to each other", she said during an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live show.

"It was awful, it was just horrific. Because everyone says, 'Oh, when you see them, you'll know'. We didn't know.

"And then my mum came in as the peacemaker - a bit of a Neville Chamberlain - and she demanded we name the baby by the next day."

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