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Today show: Alex Cullen gets emotional as hes surprised by his family on air

Today show newsreader Alex Cullen gets emotional as he’s surprised by his family live on air for his 40th birthday

Today show newsreader Alex Cullen celebrated his 40th birthday on Friday.

And co-hosts Allison Langdon and Karl Stefanovic surprised him by inviting his wife, Bonnie Campbell, and their one-year-old twin daughters, Evie and Audrey, to appear on the breakfast program.

‘We’ve got a couple of visitors for you this morning,’ Allison told Alex, who had no idea what was going on. 

Sweet gesture: Today show newsreader Alex Cullen became emotional on Friday as he was surprised by his wife and children live on air for his 40th birthday

Sweet gesture: Today show newsreader Alex Cullen became emotional on Friday as he was surprised by his wife and children live on air for his 40th birthday

Alex, who was clearly touched by the gesture, put his hand over his mouth in shock, before blushing as he hugged his family.

Bonnie was quick to praise her husband, calling him the ‘best dad’ and gushing over how hard he works every day. 

‘He is the best dad to the twins and he works so hard for our family,’ she said.  

Tribute: Bonnie Campbell (right), who is a successful TV producer, was quick to praise her husband, calling him the 'best dad'. Pictured with their twin daughters, Evie and Audrey

Tribute: Bonnie Campbell (right), who is a successful TV producer, was quick to praise her husband, calling him the ‘best dad’. Pictured with their twin daughters, Evie and Audrey

‘It’s been a mad two years with twins and breakfast [television], but he is just the best. Happy birthday, darling.’

An emotional Alex replied: ‘I did not expect this at all. This is just a beautiful, wonderful surprise.’

Alex married Bonnie, who is a successful TV producer, in April 2017 in the scenic Hunter Valley. They announced they were expecting twins in September 2018. 

Happily ever after: Alex married Bonnie in April 2017 in the scenic Hunter Valley. They announced they were expecting twins in September 2018

Happily ever after: Alex married Bonnie in April 2017 in the scenic Hunter Valley. They announced they were expecting twins in September 2018 

The couple welcomed their children in January 2019. 

Sharing the happy news on Instagram, Alex wrote: ‘Our new family. Our beautiful girls were born in the very early hours of January 20.’ 

‘Mum is doing great. Girls are too. We couldn’t be happier,’ he added.

'Welcome to the world our darling girls': The couple welcomed their children in January 2019

‘Welcome to the world our darling girls’: The couple welcomed their children in January 2019

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