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'Coming 2021': Love Island's Laura and Scottish comic Iain announce baby joy


Laura Whitmore and Iain Stirling are expecting their first child

Laura Whitmore and Iain Stirling are expecting their first child

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Laura Whitmore and Iain Stirling are expecting their first child

TV presenter Laura Whitmore has announced that she is expecting a baby.

Taking to Instagram, the Bray native (35) and her partner, Scottish comedian Iain Stirling (32) , shared a snap of a Guns N'Roses babygrow that beared the words 'coming 2021'.

"I've always tried to be protective over the personal side of my life. A lot of things are just for me and my loved ones and we've chosen not to share publicly," Whitmore said in the post.

"However I want to now share good news as it's our news to share - and I'm gonna be honest it's starting to look like my lockdown beer belly is out of control.

"Iain and I are expecting a baby early 2021.

"It's been hard to keep such happy news quiet.

"Especially the times when I've had to run out of live radio to get sick in a bin or my penchant for a bowl of mashed potato in the morning.


"I wasn't hungover like everyone thought. In fact, I was completely sober filming the entire series of Celeb Juice, which is quite the accolade!

"We'd appreciate our privacy respected but just wanted to spread some love and a reminder of the beauty of life."

Friends and fans flocked to the comment section to congratulate the couple on their news.

"The best news. Congrats x," said X Factor presenter Dermot O'Leary.

"Congratulations to you both," said Gogglebox's Scarlett Moffatt.

"Honestly, you will make the most wonderful parents xxxx."

Stirling, who has narrated Love Island since its launch in 2015, also posted a snap to Instagram to share the news, and didn't skip an opportunity to make a joke.

Sharing a picture of his game consoles, he wrote: "Sorry to my old babies, but there is a new baby coming early 2021."

The news comes after reports that the couple got married in secret at Dublin City Hall last month.

According to reports, Laura and Iain tied the knot in front of 25 guests, the maximum allowed under Ireland's Level 5 rules at the time, and included Laura's half-brother Adam and Iain's sister Kirsten as witnesses.

"If and when I ever have personal news I want to share, I will be the one to share it," Whitmore tweeted.