Russell Brand reveals he’s a dad

The 41-year-old comic and his fiancée Laura Gallacher have become parents for the first time.

Russell Brand (WENN)

Russell revealed the happy news to fans at the end of his stand-up gig at the Nottingham Playhouse, East Midlands, last night when he said he had to rush off after the show to get back to Laura and their new baby.

Fan Daniel Crann, 29, told Mirror Celeb: “He didn’t confirm if it was a girl or a boy.

"He was conscious of the clock and made sure he was off stage by just approaching 9pm as he ‘needed to get down the f***ing M21 as my girlfriend has just had a baby’.”

The 'Get Him to the Greek’ star has yet to share any posts on social media about the birth or release a statement but it’s likely he’ll reveal more details on stage tonight.

Russell is due to perform in Crawley later and shared a link on Twitter this morning to a ticket site that describes his show as: ‘What is real? Who are we? What is the solution? And where did this baby come from? In Russell Brand EXPOSED the controversial comic explores these themes along with media, politics, sex, fatherhood and death.

‘And I should know, because I am him.’

Congratulations Rusell and Laura!