Congrats to Dan Osborne and Jacqueline Jossa on their exciting baby news

We’re thrilled to be one of the first to congratulate TOWIE star Dan Osborne and EastEnders’ Jacqueline Jossa on their amazing baby news.

This evening their spokespeople confirmed that the loved-up pair are expecting a child together with a statement from the couple saying, ‘We’re thrilled by our news.’

Dan, 23, who is already a doting dad to baby Teddy who is eight months old, added, ‘Becoming a father has been the most amazing thing to ever happen to me. I can’t believe I’m going to be Dad again – I’m truly blessed.’

Jac, 21, and Dan have been spotted looking cosy together on and off together for just under a year and were even practically joined at the hip at an awards ceremony last November, but had always denied they were anything more than good friends.

However, Jacqueline confirmed they were officially a couple in June this year when she posted a cute black and white shot of the two of them cuddling on her Instagram account captioned ‘Jac and Danny’ with Dan admitting that it’s ‘love’. And we couldn’t be more pleased for them!

Since then, Dan has gushed, ‘There’s not one bad thing I could say about her… We enjoy each other’s company. She’s such a lovely girl.’ Awwww!

Jacqueline currently stars as Lauren Branning in EastEnders and a spokeswoman for the show says: ‘Everyone at EastEnders is thrilled for Jacqueline.

‘There is no word as to whether her pregnancy will be written into the storyline of the show.’

Although Dan has always joked that Jacqueline would never appear on TOWIE saying she’s a ‘really classy lady’ we really hope this amazing news means that the latest baby Osborne could be popping onto our screens in the future as the TOWIE kids start taking over!

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