Kian Egan and Jodi Albert are expecting their third child

Westlife star Kian Egan and his wife Jodi Albert have announced that they are expecting their third child.

Kian, 36, took to Instagram to announce the happy news, sharing a picture of a baby scan tucked under a parenting book and writing alongside: ‘Look at what wifie is reading again! Here we go again #jodialbert baby no.3 is on the way!!! 😍’

Jodi also shared the same image to her own account, adding: ‘Looks like I might be needing this again… baby no3 😍’

Fans rushed to shower the couple with congratulations, with one writing: ‘Oh my god baby egan no.3 .. Congratulations kian & jodi 💖’ and another adding: ‘Congratulations to u @kianegan both on the news of yr 3rd baby! Hope mother & bump are doing well’.

Another asked about the sex of the baby, asking: ‘Congratulations!! The Egan-Albert family grows !!! Is it a little Jodi? #3 ❤️’, although neither Kian or Jodie have confirmed how far along the pregnancy is, or whether they know the gender of the child.

The couple married in 2009, in a romantic ceremony in Barbados, and already have two sons together. Their first boy, Koa, arrived in December 2011, whilst they welcomed second child Zekey in May 2015.

Zekey’s birth came at a bittersweet time for former Hollyoaks actress Jodi, as he was born on her late mother’s birthday.

Me and my best buddy!

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The pair announced the birth on social media, with Kian telling his followers: ‘Koa got his wish when his baby brother Zeke was born this morning at 7.49am weighing 7lb 13oz. Sharing the same birthday as Jodi’s mum Eileen, the 21st of May. Both Jodi and Zeke are doing great. We are all so happy and so in love with him x.’

Speaking to OK! magazine at the time, Jodi admitted: ‘It absolutely breaks my heart that [mum] will never meet him, so the fact he was born on her birthday is extra special as it means she’s a part of him.’

‘It was such a massive rush of emotions. I felt like the broken heart that I had from my mum was closing a little bit because he was here, safe and healthy.’