The couple are celebrating

Natasha Hamilton and Ritchie Neville are having a baby together.

Atomic Kitten‘s Natasha, 31, and 5ive hottie Ritchie, 34 – who met on The Big Reunion – have been dating since last August but were shocked to be expecting.

‘Last year I had cysts on both my ovaries and my cysts were an absolute mess,’ says Natasha.

‘I came off the Pill because it made me sick and my periods were so irregular, so when I was late, I thought nothing of it.’

The little one will be Natasha‘s fourth child, while Ritchie is ecstatic about becoming a first-time father five years after splitting from ex-wife Emily Scott.

Natasha is already mum to Josh, 11, with ex Fran Cosgrave, son Harry, 9, with dancer Gavin Hatcher and three-year-old Alfie, whose dad is her former husband Riad Erraji.

‘I want to be a hands-on dad. Tash will be feeding the baby and I’ll be behind her feeding sandwiches,’ says Ritchie.

‘I’ve changed my nephew’s nappies and done bath time with him, so it should come back to me.’

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Anna Duff