Rebecca Adlington pregnant with first child: "I can't wait to be a mum!"

Published Monday, Dec 1 2014, 10:38 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
Olympic swimmer Rebecca Adlington is pregnant with her first child.

Former I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! star Rebecca told fans she was "excited" to be expecting a baby with her husband Harry Needs.

Rebecca Adlington posesnwith husband Harry Needs on honeymoon in Italy - 8 Sep 2014

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Breaking the news on Twitter this morning (1 December), she said: "Thank you so much for all the lovely messages!!! Really kind. We're so excited! I can't wait to be a mum! ‪#pregnant ‪#excited."

Meanwhile, Harry wrote on Twitter: "Holy smokes I'm gonna be a dad & I'm SOO excited! #Shotgun no early morning swimming pool runs #blessed #waterbaby."

Rebecca's baby joy comes just three months after she married Harry in front of family and friends at a Staffordshire country wedding on 31 August.

The couple, who have been dating since 2011, got engaged in March last year.

In 2012, Rebecca confirmed that she was retiring from competitive swimming aged 23.

Congrats Rebecca and Harry!

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