Dave Hughes and wife Holly Ife.

Dave Hughes and wife Holly Ife.

Comedian Dave Hughes has revealed the name of his new baby daughter.

Writing on social network website Twitter, he said "The lovely name Tess Clementine has arrived 24 hrs late to join said lovely baby. Tess thanks everyone for their suggestions."

Hughes had to miss out on his Melbourne radio breakfast show with Kate Langbroek as his wife was giving birth earlier this week.

Hughes sent a text to his Nova 100 producer on Monday night after his wife went into labour with their third child but Sacha French didn't get the message till 4.30 on Tuesday morning. Fellow comedian Tommy Little filled in at the last minute.

Hughes says their baby girl was born at 5.45am (AEDT) weighing exactly eight pounds (3.62kg) and joins three-year-old Rafferty and one-year-old Sadie.

Comedian Dave Hughes tweeted this pictuire of daughter Tess Clementine with the caption, "Hi world. I might just have a nap. Mum's doing good. She's a star. Ps I'm a beautiful girl."

Comedian Dave Hughes tweeted this pictuire of daughter Tess Clementine with the caption, "Hi world. I might just have a nap. Mum's doing good. She's a star. Ps I'm a beautiful girl."

Hughes is planning to return to his radio duties on Thursday.

AAP