Jake Quickenden and wife Sophie Church are expecting second child as they announce sweet news

Jake and his partner Sophie
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X Factor's Jake Quickenden has delightedly revealed on social media that him and his wife Sophie Church are preparing to welcome their second child together.

The 35-year-old, who is already a proud dad to Leo, three, took to Instagram to share the heartwarming news with his followers. He penned: "WE HAVE NEWS.... soon to be five.

"We can finally let you know after a long time trying we are gonna bring another bundle of joy into the world. We are super excited. Can't wait to live off 2 hours sleep again. Have a lovely Sunday."

In a beautiful montage, the TV star and his partner are seen sharing the big news with their family and children Leo, and Sophie's son Leo from a previous relationship, the Mirror reports.

Ending the clip on a cliffhanger, it shows them preparing to slice into a cake for an anticipated gender reveal, but stops just before the colour of the inside could be seen.

The pair could be seen sharing their baby news with family
The pair could be seen sharing their baby news with family -Credit:@jakequickenden/instagram

Their announcement resulted in followers and celeb pals flooding the comments section with well wishes, many congratulating the pair who have been "trying for a long time" for their next addition.

Among those sending messages was Influencer Stephanie Roberts, penning: "The best news, congratulations all. Can't wait to find out what is inside the cake I was getting excited and the reel ended!" Well-known Blogger Lisa Jordan echoed her excitement by saying: "Huge congrats to you both!" and Steps icon Ian Watkins added his own note of cheer: "Congratulations!!!!"

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Jake's moving post welcomed a flurry of heartfelt messages of congratulations from his followers, with some unable to hold back tears after witnessing the emotional reveal video.

Former reality TV star Jake has previously spoken about wanting to expand his family with Sophie. Speaking to the Daily Star, he disclosed: "We are trying for another one. It is the easiest decision ever. We definitely want one more.

"Our family already feels complete, but we'd love one more. We would love a little girl. That would be the icing on the cake. But as long as the baby was healthy, that's all that matters. Whatever we had, we'd be happy."

The loved-up pair exchanged vows in a stunning Ibiza ceremony in 2022 after being together since 2018. A proposal followed in Greece in August 2021, after their firstborn Leo was welcomed into the world in February.

After welcoming Leo, Jake spoke about the shared responsibilities and support they extend to each other. In discussion with Entertainment Daily, he detailed: "We do the whole baby thing together. We just try and support each other as much as possible. I think we've got a really strong relationship in that way."

He also expressed the common parental angst of facing "hurdles" and feeling "worried about everything", acknowledging it as a normal part of parenthood and sharing his perpetual worry for his son.

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