Bert and Patti Newton's baby joy

Sarah Carty
Senior Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer

It’s been a tough week for Bert and Patti Newton, with the 79-year-old Australian TV legend facing backlash over his ‘inappropriate’ Logies joke.

However, it seems things have turned around for the loved-up pair, who made an exciting announcement on Instagram last night.

Taking to her Instagram page, 73-year-old Patti revealed that she and Bert are expecting their fifth grandchild.

“We are all just so excited especially the kids. How lucky are we, can’t wait,” Patti wrote.

Bert and Patti Newton are expecting their fifth grandchild. Photo: Getty Images

The couple’s daughter, Lauren, who already has two daughters and two sons with her husband, Matt Welsh, is due to give birth to her fifth child in December.

“Can’t believe this gorgeous 4 will become 5 at the end of the year! It will be busy but wonderful. I am lucky to have some great little helpers,” Lauren said on her Instagram page.

The happy news comes just one week after veteran TV star Bert came under fire after taking to the stage at the Logie Awards to present the Graham Kennedy Award for Most Popular New Talent.

Reflecting on the late comedian who lends his name to the award, Bert made a joke about Graham “mentoring young talent” that didn’t go down well.

Reflecting upon his early career with the late Graham Kennedy, Bert Newton made a rather suss joke about the late actor “mentoring young talent” at the Logie Awards last week. Source: Nine

“He enjoyed giving young people a chance on television,” Bert said in his speech.

“He was a great mentor, he mentored a lot of young people.

“You knew if you went to his dressing room and it was locked, he would be inside doing some mentoring.”

Whilst some of the audience laughed, many also gasped awkwardly.

The joke did not go unnoticed by many on social media.

However, some argued there was humour in his joke.

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