So maybe an official announcement wasn't exactly necessary after her recent red carpet appearance, but that doesn't mean we didn't want an adorable one we could coo over and thankfully, Sophie Ellis Bextor delivered on that front!

The 36-year-old singer, who stunned at the Lorraine Kelly Fashion Awards last week when she accessorised her red carpet look with a blossoming baby bump, took to Twitter to announce her wonderful news and also decided to remark on the unusual circumstances surrounding the big reveal!

Writing: "Hello all. Been finding it a bit nice but strange to be congratulated on a pregnancy I haven't actually announced yet", the singer and daughter of Blue Peter presenter, Janet Ellis, then went on to share one of the sweetest baby announcement snaps we've seen in a while!

Uploading a shot of her beautiful bump against a neon heart emblazoned with the word 'family', the star jokingly asked partner Richard Jones of the band The Feeling what he made of the situation, wondering: "What do you think, @the feeling R? Is there a baby in there?"

Making them one of the sweetest couples in the public eye, Richard excitedly replied: "Yes, there is!" to which Sophie responded: "Ah ok, cool! Mystery solved. Baby in Autumn. Lovely! As you were. Xx"

The couple, who are already the proud parents of three young boys, have had messages of support and congratulations flooding in since the announcement, but while most were were incredibly sweet, one cheeky message read: "I'm going to buy you two a television. Give you something to do of an evening!" 

Congratulations to the beautiful mum-to-be and her beloved boys.




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