Stacey Solomon has announced she is expecting her first child with Joe Swash

Stacey Solomon is expecting her first child with partner Joe Swash after three years together.

The Loose Women panellist and former X Factor star revealed her baby joy on Instagram and the news has thrilled her followers.

After just 10 minutes the post had received over 35,000 likes and more than 1,000 people had commented.

In the caption Stacey adorably revealed that she just couldn’t find the words to explain her happiness, as she was overwhelmed with emotion. The picture of her baby scan was enough to confirm she was expecting.

She wrote: ‘Every time I go to write anything I sob so… what he said @realjoeswashy 💜’.

In Joe’s post he joked that he had been worried Stacey was ‘bored senseless’ of him but also revealed that they felt blessed to have the opportunity to welcome a child together.

Joe is already dad to 11-year-old Harry from a previous relationship and Stacey is mum to 10-year-old Zachary and six-year-old Leighton.

For Joe’s post he shared three different pictures of Stacey sleeping showing that the pregnancy has been taking its toll on the TV star.

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His full caption said: ‘Have been driving myself mad thinking that she’s bored senseless of me and can’t stand to be awake for longer than 10 minutes of my company… So you can imagine my delight to find out that she still loves me and my company very much she’s just been growing a baby.

‘I can’t begin to describe how happy we are to be able to share this wonderful news. We’ve been so blessed with 3 incredible children that we’ve had the privilege of raising and we are forever grateful to have the chance to become parents to another wonderful child.

‘It’s all very overwhelming and emotional and we couldn’t be happier right now.’

The couple haven’t revealed how many weeks pregnant Stacey is or whether they know the gender of their baby but we are sure they will share more details soon.

Congratulations to Stacey and Joe!