Paloma Faith confirms she's pregnant with her first baby


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.

Paloma Faith   (Ian West/PA)

"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.

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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:

Congratulations Paloma!