The I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here comedian has had to postpone his sold-out tour dates as he awaits the birth of his baby.
The 36-year-old starred in the ITV reality show in 2022 and has also appeared in EastEnders and Gogglebox.
Babatunde Aleshe has taken to Instagram to tell fans that he had to “postpone” his sold-out tour titled Babahood Tour as he awaits the birth of his baby girl.
The comedian wrote to his 130,000 followers: “**UPDATE**. We are very sorry to postpone tonight’s show and all shows until October 20th as my daughter’s birth was overdue. I had to do this. I decided to reschedule these appointments so that I could be with my family at this time.
“New dates will be published and allocated to all ticket buyers. I look forward to seeing you soon and giving you a fantastic show. Old dates are listed here and new dates will be posted with enough time to plan.”
Fans who bought tickets weren’t thrilled with the news, but they were relieved that Babatunde was prioritizing his family.
One wrote: “Congratulations and good on you for putting your family first.”
A second added: “GOOD LUCK TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY BABATUNDE!”
A third commented: “More blessings to you and your brother!”
A fourth wrote: “Sad to hear you had to put the tour on hold but happy for you and your lovely family, congratulations.”
A fifth added: “Congratulations! What a special time.”
Babatunde Aléshé is married to his Jamaican wife Leonie Aléshé.
They got married on September 18, 2015.
Leonie runs her own travel company and works with time-pressured women to build and grow profitable travel businesses.
Together they have a son, Judah.
In recent years Babatunde has toured the UK performing stand-up comedy.
He won Best Newcomer at the Black Entertainment Comedy Awards and has performed at venues including the O2 and Hackney Empire.
In 2019, Aléshé won the Amused Moose National New Comic Award and was selected to appear on Dave Chapelle’s live show The Process.
Babatunde played Sam, the specialist nurse who looked after Tanya Jessop (Jo Joyner) in 2011 when she had her first chemotherapy session.
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A few weeks later, Sam had to tell Tanya that her friend and cancer patient Siobhan had died and was caring for her when she had a panic attack.