And Trixie Makes Three

James Cracknell and wife Beverley Turner announce arrival of baby daughter

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Olympic gold medallist James Cracknell has become a father for third time after his wife Beverley Turner gave birth to a baby girl.

Trixie, a little sister for Croyde, seven, and two year old Kiki, was born at home in Chiswick.

Following the birth Cracknell tweeted: Baby girl delivered in our lounge. Mum is beautiful & knackered, little one is eating & dad is thankful for reverse pump to empty birth pool

Last month the Olympian turned TV presenter spoke for the first time about the lasting affects of his near fatal road accident admitting he suffers from short term memory loss to such an extent he cannot be left alone with his children in case he leaves dangerous items lying around.

The double gold medal-winning rower was being filmed riding a bicycle along an Arizona road when he was hit by a truck on 20th July 2010. He suffered a fractured skull and bruising to the brain.

Cracknell said he had a "lost" seven or eight weeks in hospital and now needs to see a neurologist regularly. He also says the accident has "taken the fun out" of his marriage. "I could watch a film, then the next day have no recollection of it," he told Radio Times. "I would get angry with things that wouldn't have bothered me before."

The couple discovered they were expecting their child just 10 days after the accident. "I feel a bit useless. I can't help out," he said.

April 7, 2011