Union J star, and former Newmarket stable lad, Jamie ‘JJ’ Hamblett has the pitter patter of tiny feet to look forward to after announcing he is to become a dad for the first time.
The former X Factor star revealed the news to fans on his Twitter page on Wednesday.
He said: “Guys I want you to be the first to know that I’ve got some big news...I’m going to be a daddy.”
JJ’s model girlfriend Caterina Lopez also shared a photo of their baby scan.
He added: “My girlfriend and I are super, super excited and the boys cant wait to be uncles! They are already thinking of names begining with J.”
The singer had plenty of congratulations posted on the social networking site from his bandmates Jaymi Hensley, Josh Cuthbert and George Shelley, who said: “JJ THE DAD! So proud of you brother. It’s going to be the most gorgeous baby ever! Can’t wait to teach it guitar!”
Union J have a busy few months ahead after announcing their first UK headline tour, which kicks off in Oxford in December.
The four-piece boy band shot to stardom after reaching the semi-finals of last year’s X Factor competition, finishing in fourth place.
The boys will be releasing their next single, Beautiful Life, on October 20, taken from their debut self-titled album Union J, which is set to be released on October 28.
For Union J tour date information and tickets, visit www.livenation.co.uk or www.ticketmaster.co.uk.