David Walliams announces wife Lara Stone is pregnant

16/11/12

David Walliams and Lara Stone

Britain's Got Talent judge David Walliams has announced that his wife is expecting their first child.

The comedian used his Twitter account to tell fans that Lara Stone, who he has been married to for two years, is pregnant.

He said: "Some wonderful news. My beautiful wife Lara is pregnant. We are having a baby! It is due next year and we both couldn't be happier."

A statement from the pair also asked people to allow them some privacy.

"We're very excited to announce we are expecting our first child. We're both absolutely thrilled but ask you to please respect our privacy during this precious time."

Some wonderful news. My beautiful wife Lara is pregnant. We are having a baby! It is due next year and we both couldn't be happier
David Walliams

In addition to judging the ITV talent competition, Walliams is know for his role in Little Britain and as an author of books for children.

He has swum the English Channel and the River Thames to raise money for Sport Relief.

Lara Stone is known for her work as a model and met Walliams in 2009.

David Walliams has signed on to appear as a judge in the next series of Britain's Got Talent, which will air in 2013.