Singer Paloma Faith has announced that she is pregnant with her first child.
The star, 35, said that she was "nervous and excited about being a mum" and she would be taking time off from her music and TV career.
"I am so delighted to tell you I am going to take a short while off to have a baby.
"I have spent my whole life wanting to be a mother and now the time has come for me to do so. I feel so lucky," she wrote on her Facebook page.
She stressed that she wanted privacy during her pregnancy, adding: "I really do not want this child to be in the public eye as it won't have chosen to and I hope everyone can understand that."
"I am nervous and excited about being a mum and just need to be normal and low key for a while. Pregnancy and motherhood is a very personal thing: daunting, new and worrying at times and I don't want to add to it by having to "look" a certain way when pregnant or be photographed pregnant or with my child."
Paloma has previously told how she wanted to have a baby with her long-term boyfriend, French artist Leyman Lahcine.
Her fans were delighted with the news.
Here is what they had to say:
-- firoza (@BitchOfKitsch) August 22, 2016
@Palomafaith congratulations on the great news. Get all the sleep you can now lol ???
-- Leo Scanlon (@Londonlad85) August 22, 2016
@Palomafaith wonderful news, congratulations lovely lady!!! ???
-- Kat (@goodrobotkat) August 22, 2016
Congratulations @Palomafaith on the news on your pregnancy! <3
-- Cameron Farnham (@CameronFarnham) August 22, 2016
I am so so happy for you @Palomafaith - you are going to be perfect mum. So much love, luck and best wishes with everything ??
-- Lucy (@lucyannewebb) August 22, 2016
@Palomafaith aw congratulations Paloma! Sending you lots of love ??
-- tian (@beautyofthend) August 22, 2016
PALOMA FAITH IS HAVING A BABY, MY QUEEN IS HAVING A BAB, what an ace child that will be
-- el (@MissEleanorMay) August 22, 2016
PALOMA'S GUNNA HAVE A BABY IM SO EXCITED MY HEART ???? @Palomafaith
-- els (@drivelikxels) August 22, 2016