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Ray’s touching birthday message to his baby granddaughter Ava

Ray Hadley’s baby granddaughter Ava has turned one!

He marked the occasion with family and friends at a special dinner last night and will be hosting a party on the weekend.

Poppy, as he prefers to be known these days, paid a touching tribute to the adorable little bub, saying it’s incredible “the change she’s made on a whole range of lives”.

“She’s the most beautiful, glorious little person you’d ever want to meet.

“She is the best thing that has happened to me in many, many years.”

Click PLAY below to hear Ray’s touching birthday message

It’s amazing to think it’s been a whole year since Ray’s daughter Laura gave birth to little Ava Marie.

Since then, Ray has treated his listeners to lots of adorable photos and videos from their home life.

Click PLAY below to hear Ray announce the birth


Ray becomes a pop… and the photos are adorable!