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Peter Andre announces he's to become a dad for the fifth time

Peter Andre announces he's to become a dad for the fifth time

The pop icon is set to welcome his fifth child

Peter Andre has just announced he's going to become a dad for the fifth time with wife Emily MacDonagh.

The 'Mysterious Girl' star, 50, shared the happy news earlier this morning (12 October) with an adorable photo saying he was 'delighted' and that his other children were 'so excited'.

In a joint Instagram post, Peter and Emily shared the news to their followers with a selfie holding up the ultrasound baby scans.

Peter Andre and wife Emily MacDonagh took to Instagram to share the exciting news.

The pair captioned the post: "We are delighted to share the news with you all.

"A new addition to our family in 2024.

"The kids are so excited,"they added with four black heart emojis, before concluding: "So are we."

At the time of writing, the Instagram post has since clocked up more than 70.2k likes with hundreds upon hundreds of comments from people eager to share their reactions to the exciting news.

One Instagram user penned: "Aaaaaaaaaaah amazing!!!!!! Congratulations!!!!"

A second wrote: "Amazing news congratulations!"

"Aaahhhh this is amazing!!!" echoed a third. "Huge congratulations to you all!"

A final: "I knew you weren't doneeeeee!!!! Omg!! Buzzing for you both babe!!! Congratulations!"

The couple, who married back in 2015, already share two children - nine-year-old Amelia and Theo, six.

The pair already share two children together.

Peter also has two children with his ex-wife Katie Price, 18-year-old Junior and 16-year-old Princess.

Emily, who is an NHS doctor, opened up about her relationship with her two step-children back in 2021.

Speaking to OK! she said: "I think with both of them, there’s always things you feel awkward to speak to your parents about. It could be anything. We have a slightly different relationship, maybe that’s why they will ask me questions about certain things.

The couple spoke about baby plans last year.

"Also, with the job I do, I’ve always said to them that nothing is embarrassing to me. I think that’s always meant that they haven’t felt embarrassed to say stuff to me if they have to. They’re both really communicative teenagers."

She continued: "We never have family arguments. I’ve never had an argument with Junior and Princess. Pete and I rarely argue. I don’t think Junior’s ever been in a mood with me and I've been his step-mum for nearly 10 years!"

The announcement comes a year after Peter revealed he and Emily were open to the idea of expanding their family.

He told OK! last year: "We do talk about it all the time, but one minute we’re a 'yes' and the next we’re a 'no'. We love the idea of having one more child, because the two we have together are the most amazing kids – but that thought usually lasts until we see other people with screaming babies!"

"I don’t know," the I'm A Celeb star continued. "Maybe Junior will be bringing our grandchild to visit in the next 10 years!"

Congratulations, Peter and Emily!

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/@peterandre

Topics: Celebrity, Parenting, Peter Andre