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Actor who is just 3ft 7in tall, becomes one of Britain’s shortest dads

Actor who is just 3ft 7in tall, becomes one of Britain’s shortest dads after his 5ft 8in wife gave birth to a baby girl

  • James Lusted, 30, used a stepladder when he married wife Chloe, 25, last year 
  • At 3ft 7ins, the actor from north Wales has become one of the UK’s shortest Dads 
  • The couple have welcomed daughter Olivia Nevaeh, who weighed  8lb 3oz
  • James was born with a type of genetic dwarfism called diastrophic displasia 

A man born with dwarfism has become one of Britain’s shortest dads after welcoming his first child. 

Actor James Lusted, 30, from Wales, who is just 3ft 7in, had to climb a step-ladder to marry his wife Chloe who towers over him at 5ft 8in.

And two-and-a-half years after their dream wedding, James, 30, and teacher Chloe, 25, have welcomed the birth of daughter Olivia Nevaeh.

Actor James Lusted, who is just 3ft 7in, has welcomed the birth of daughter Olivia Nevaeh with his wife Chloe, who towers over him at 5ft 8in

James said: ‘Holding my daughter in my arms is definitely in the top two of the best things I’ve ever done. Marrying Chloe was the other best day of my life.

‘There are no words to describe the love we feel for Olivia. We are both overwhelmed by emotion and have never felt love like this before.

‘When Olivia was first born I was just blown away by it all. I can’t really describe the moment in words. 

‘When the nurses placed her in my arms I’d have died for them both, that’s all I can say. We are both utterly smitten.’

James, 30, had to climb a step-ladder to marry his wife Chloe, 25, two and a half years ago

James, 30, had to climb a step-ladder to marry his wife Chloe, 25, two and a half years ago

Olivia – who arrived weighing a healthy 8lb 3oz – was allowed home with mum and dad in Colwyn Bay, North Wales just 24 hours after being born.

James was born with a type of genetic dwarfism called diastrophic displasia but has not handed the condition down to his daughter.

James said: ‘Olivia is just perfect. The paediatrician discharged her and said she was a perfect little baby and she really is.

James (pictured with Olivia and Chloe) was born with a type of genetic dwarfism called diastrophic displasia but has not handed the condition down to his daughter

James (pictured with Olivia and Chloe) was born with a type of genetic dwarfism called diastrophic displasia but has not handed the condition down to his daughter

Olivia - who arrived weighing a healthy 8lb 3oz - was allowed home with mum and dad in Colwyn Bay, North Wales 24 hours after being born

Olivia – who arrived weighing a healthy 8lb 3oz – was allowed home with mum and dad in Colwyn Bay, North Wales 24 hours after being born

Doting dad James (pictured on his wedding day to Chloe) said: 'Olivia is just perfect. The paediatrician discharged her and said she was a perfect little baby and she really is'

Doting dad James (pictured on his wedding day to Chloe) said: ‘Olivia is just perfect. The paediatrician discharged her and said she was a perfect little baby and she really is’

James said that being a dad is 'the best feeling ever' and that him and Chloe (pictured together) are 'cherishing every single moment'

James said that being a dad is ‘the best feeling ever’ and that him and Chloe (pictured together) are ‘cherishing every single moment’

‘Chloe feeds her and she goes to sleep at midnight and wakes up at 5am. I am guessing she is so relaxed because Chloe and I are so laid back and she senses that.

‘We’d love more children in the future but for now we are just fine and are enjoying every moment with Olivia. 

‘Being her dad is the best feeling ever and we are cherishing every single moment.’

Chloe's ultrasound: James said that his wife has a 'very easy pregnancy' and craved 'everything orange'

Chloe’s ultrasound: James said that his wife has a ‘very easy pregnancy’ and craved ‘everything orange’

James (pictured with wife Chloe) - who is also a Tory councillor - is currently rehearsing for a role in the Wizard of Oz with former glamour model Linda Lusardi where he is playing the wizard

James (pictured with wife Chloe) – who is also a Tory councillor – is currently rehearsing for a role in the Wizard of Oz with former glamour model Linda Lusardi where he is playing the wizard

James says Chloe had a near perfect pregnancy and her only cravings was for anything orange – especially Capri-Sun drinks.

Baby Olivia arrived three days late and Chloe’s labour lasted just over seven hours.

James says: ‘It was all going well but then Chloe needed an emergency assisted delivery. 

‘The doctors gave her a spinal block and soon after Olivia was born. She had her first feed within 40 minutes of being born. It was wonderful and amazing.’

James – who is also a Tory councillor – is currently rehearsing for a role in the Wizard of Oz with former glamour model Linda Lusardi where he is playing the wizard.

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