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David Tennant’s not having a bad 2019. He’s launched his own podcast, starred in an award-winning BBC comedy, wrapped filming on Good Omens (which debuts on Amazon Prime next week) and now he’s announced that his wife, actress and producer Georgia Moffett, is pregnant with their fifth child!
The Doctor Who actor broke the news on The Late Late Show with James Corden while over in the US.
Also on the show was The Hunger Games actress Elizabeth Banks, who said “wow, your wife is amazing!”
Moffett, who is the daughter of fifth Doctor Who Peter Davison and Sandra Dickinson, has been married to the Scotsman since 2011.
“What’s really weird,” the 48-year-old explained, “is that we’re now getting lectures in birth control from our 17-year-old son. That’s definitely meant to be the other way round.”
The teenager in question is Ty Tennant, David’s adopted son, who is also an actor soon to be seen in biopic Tolkien, which stars Nicholas Hoult as The Lord of the Rings author.
The younger Tennant also recently made his Casualty debut, which prompted his mum (who had also made an appearance in the hospital soap) to take to Twitter in glee.
Tennant was in the US to talk about his new project, Good Omens, which is a dramatisation of the much-loved novel by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman.
If the drama is a hit with critics (which it is expected to be), it will be his second successful project of 2019. Earlier this year, he starred opposite Jessica Hynes in There She Goes, Shaun Pye’s BAFTA-winning autobiographic comedy about growing up with a daughter with a learning disability.
Tennant’s fifth child will join siblings Ty, Olive, Wilfred and Doris as part of the clan later this year.