James Corden and wife Julia are expecting their third child

James Corden and his wife Julia Carey are expecting their third child together.

A spokesperson for the TV presenter and former Gavin and Stacey actor confirmed the happy news of the pregnancy to PEOPLE magazine, adding that the new arrival will join the family in December – although the pair have not yet revealed whether they’re having a boy or a girl.

James and Julia are already parents to son Max, six, and daughter Carey, two.

‘I love it, I’ve loved every minute of being a dad. There’s no one else in the world that can wake me up at five o’clock in the morning and be forgiven with a smile within 30 seconds,’ James admitted of fatherhood after welcoming baby Max back in 2011.

Julia and James pictured together at an event in New York in May 2017

Julia and James married in 2012 in a lavish ceremony at Babington House in Somerset, with a host of celebrity guests, including comedian David Walliams and Jimmy Carr and Doctor Who actor Matt Smith, in attendance.

Although notoriously very private about his personal life, the Late Late Show star, 38, did open up to Rolling Stone in 2016 about how he fell for his now wife.

‘I could never understand when I watch romantic comedies the notion that for some reason unattractive or heavy people don’t fall in love,’ he said to the title.

‘If they do, it’s in some odd, kooky, roundabout way—and it’s not. It’s exactly the same.’

‘I met my wife; she barely owned a television and worked for Save the Children. We sat down one night and we fell in love and that was it.’

2018 looks set to be a busy year for James, as in addition to becoming a father-of-three, he’s tipped to be hosting the 60th Grammy Awards ceremony in January, after hosting the 2017 ceremony to much critical acclaim.