Gavin and Stacey star James Corden is expecting his first baby with girlfriend Julia Carey, it has been confirmed.
The couple, who have been dating for a year since being introduced by James' pal Dominic Cooper, will welcome the new addition in around six months time.
"It's true. We're absolutely over the moon," James, 32, said of the happy news. "We really couldn’t be happier."
Last night the actor and 31-year-old Julia – a former TV producer who now works for Save The Children - were seen celebrating with a quiet dinner out in London with the actor's close friend David Walliams.
A source said of delighted star: "He's at the right age to settle down – and has met the girl of his dreams. He can't wait to be a dad."
James is currently filming The Three Musketeers with Orlando Bloom and is reportedly being considered to replace Piers Morgan on Britain's Got Talent.
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