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The One Show’s Jermaine Jenas reveals wife Ellie Penfold is pregnant with their first son live on tv

NEW One Show host and ex-footballer announced his wife Ellie Penfold is expecting a baby boy after two daughters.

Former footballer Jermaine Jenas have been given a permanent spot on The One Show sofa, officially being named Alex Jones's co-hosts on the BBC programme.

As his first show kicked off, he announced that there will be a new addition to their family as Ellie Penfold is expecting a baby boy.

Alex opened the show saying: "There's some other good news, can we share?"

Jermaine replied: "Of course... yes I have a baby on the way."

He added: "And it's a boy! Very excited in our house."

Jermaine and his wife, Ellie, have two girls - Geneva (eight) and Olivia (four) - and he has a 14-year-old daughter, Sancha, from a previous relationship.

Jermaine admitted: "The four year old hasn;t taken it that well to be honest with you."

Meanwhile, the eight year old is "already practicing."

The footballer was quoted in the Belfast Telegraph during the 2018 World Cup, saying that when he first saw Ellie, “it was love at first sight, but not for her.”

Roman Keating will also be a co-star joining Alex on The One Show sofa.

Jermaine from Mondays to Wednesdays, and Roman on Thursdays and Fridays.

The One Show editor Rob Unsworth said: "We're thrilled to have Ronan and Jermaine join us as the regular One Show hosts alongside Alex on the sofa.

"It's an exciting new chapter for the show, and we're looking forward to viewers getting to know a different side to such well-known faces."

Fans took to Twitter to congratulate Jermaine.

One said: "Congrats to jermaine this is lovely news x"

A second said: "Congratulations to Jermaine and his beautiful wife on the fabulous news that they’re expecting, after the beautiful girls you already have I bet you’re so chuffed it’s a boy, congratulations again, hope all goes well xxxx"

Another joked: "I thought he'd put on weight."

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