Sylvia Jeffreys’ baby son Oscar makes his live TV debut on Today Extra


‘A star is born!’ Sylvia Jeffreys and Peter Stefanovic’s baby son Oscar makes his live TV debut on Today Extra

Sylvia Jeffreys proudly showed off her newborn son, Oscar, on Today Extra on Friday.

Before her baby’s big debut, the 33-year-old newsreader joked that anything could happen during the live broadcast. 

‘Oscar is about to make his live TV debut on Today Extra. Will he: (A) vomit (B) poop (C) cry (D) all of the above. Stay tuned to find out…’ she wrote on Instagram.

Baby’s big debut! Sylvia Jeffreys showed off her newborn son, Oscar, on Today Extra on Friday

Turns out Oscar selected ‘C’ and chose to cry throughout the entire segment.

Sylvia was interviewed via Skype about how new mothers can cope with loneliness while in self-isolation during the coronavirus pandemic. 

She joked that the segment had interrupted her six-week-old son’s feeding.

Better watch out! Before her baby's big debut, the 33-year-old newsreader joked on Instagram that anything could happen during the live broadcast

Better watch out! Before her baby’s big debut, the 33-year-old newsreader joked on Instagram that anything could happen during the live broadcast 

Today Extra host David Campbell joked that Oscar was just like his ‘noisy’ father, Peter Stefanovic.

After the baby’s  brief appearance, one of Sylvia’s followers commented on Instagram: ‘A star is born.’

Another said Oscar could be a ‘future host of Today’.

Top tips: Sylvia and her colleague Jayne Azzopardi, who is also on maternity leave, were interviewed via Skype about how new mothers can cope with loneliness while in self-isolation

Top tips: Sylvia and her colleague Jayne Azzopardi, who is also on maternity leave, were interviewed via Skype about how new mothers can cope with loneliness while in self-isolation

Channel Nine newsreader Jayne Azzopardi also joined in the discussion on Today Extra from her home.

She is also on maternity leave, after welcoming a son named Joey last month.

Sylvia thanked her colleague for her friendship during this ‘uncertain time’.

Solidarity: Sylvia said she was lucky to have a friend like Jayne (pictured) supporting her

Solidarity: Sylvia said she was lucky to have a friend like Jayne (pictured) supporting her

‘I’m so lucky to have Jayne and some other friends who gave birth around the same time,’ she added.

Sylvia also revealed she’d joined a WhatsApp mother’s group, which is helping her feel less isolated while staying at home.

As of Friday morning, there are 3,050 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Australia, including 13 deaths. 

'No hugs, no worries!' Sylvia and Jayne went to the park with their children last week

‘No hugs, no worries!’ Sylvia and Jayne went to the park with their children last week

Pandemic: As of Friday morning, there are 3,050 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Australia, including 13 deaths

Pandemic: As of Friday morning, there are 3,050 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Australia, including 13 deaths

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