It's all kicked off now Chiam look to have confirmed the rumours...

Cheryl and Liam Payne appeared to unofficially confirm those persistent pregnancy rumours on Tuesday night when Chezza stepped out with a very clear ‘bump’ on display!

Cue HUGE excitement across the internet at the sight of ‘pregnant’ Chiam looking all happy and cute together at the Fayre of St James Christmas Carol Concert in London.

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PICTURES Cheryl debuts ‘baby bump’ with Liam Payne by her side

Cheryl, 33, displayed her bulging tum in a fitted green dress at the event whilst doting boyfriend Liam, 23, stayed close by her side.

Cheryl and Liam Payne

The photos have sent shockwaves across the fandom, with some still reeling from the sight of the pretty large ‘bump’ appearing out of nowhere…

‘Seeing Liam w/ Cheryl with a baby bump, got me like “whaaaat?’ one Twitter user confessed.

Another wrote: ‘ahhhhh Cheryl’s bump was too obvious on her date with Liam.. ok im f***ing out of my mind today still can’t believe this’

Blimey. Others are less shocked by the photos, with one observer posting: ‘Wtf why is everyone so super surprised of Cheryl being pregnant like it was already obvious the last time we saw the pics of her bump’

Meanwhile lots of fans are excited by the idea of Chezza and Liam – whose romance became public knowledge in February – possibly becoming parents in the not-too-distant future.

‘YAS I AM SO HAPPY FOR THEM OH MY GOD,’ an admirer Tweeted, whilst another said: ‘If it’s true, Liam will be a great daddy, he is called daddy direction after all.’

Some celebrity fans have been talking about the pictures too. TOWIE star Danielle Armstrong wrote on Twitter: ‘So excited for @CherylOfficial @LiamPayne ..Cheryl will be an amazing mummy she deserves her happy ending X’

Meanwhile Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid discussed it on Good Morning Britain and said they were ‘very happy’ for Cheryl and Liam if they are expecting.

Some fans have even been speculating about when a Chiam baby could appear if Chezza is pregnant – and many think it could even happen by Christmas!

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‘I didn’t believe there was a bump tbh but I do now, probs a Xmas baby on the cards. Congrats Liam and Cheryl,’ one Twitter user guessed.

Another predicted that it could happen in December, adding: ‘based on looking at her bump size. if i’m right, liam wont be leaving the UK until its born.’

There’s still been no official confirmation from Cheryl or Liam but it looks like the excitement over these new pictures shows no sign of dying down just yet!