It will always be Full House to us but those of you who were fans of the original series and the current reboot on Netflix will be happy to hear that John Stamos has become a father for the first time.

Stamos, who also previously starred in ER, announced the news on his Instagram revealing that he and wife Caitlin McHugh have welcomed a son, and they named him after his father.

Stamos previously told PEOPLE magazine: "It kills me that my parents aren't here to be part of this, but I know it probably wouldn't be happening if they weren’t up there.

"You know how you put your father on a pedestal, and he’s a superhero, and then as you grow older, you go, ‘Ah, he’s just a man’? I never got to that point. Till the day he died, he was bigger than life to me."

Stamos married 31-year-old model and actress Caitlin McHugh last February after a year and a half together.

The 54-year-old said: "I always wanted to be a dad. Clearly I had to do some work on myself first. I have a youthful thing. People say, ‘Oh, you look young.’ You start believing you’re gonna live to be 150. And then you wake up and go, ‘No, man, this is it. This is not a rehearsal.’ … People would say, ‘You should have a child.’ I was like, ‘That ship has sailed.'"

He went on to say: "I’ll be a fun dad. I’ve been practising for a long time. I’ve done every schtick you can do with a baby on TV … all the bits and jokes and diaper gags. I’ll probably just do all that stuff."