Rio Ferdinand and Kate Wright announce baby news

Rio Ferdinand and Kate Wright are expecting their first child together.

The former footballer, 41, and The Only Way Is Essex star, 29, broke the news with simultaneous posts on Instagram, sharing a video of Ferdinand's three children reacting to their announcement.

Ferdinand wrote: "We got our wish, another Ferdinand en route!! @xkateferdinand I can't wait to go through this whole pregnancy together and then bring our little human into this world. The reaction though."

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LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 16: Kate Wright and Rio Ferdinand attend the FENDI MANIA Collection Launch on October 16, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for FENDI)
Kate Wright and Rio Ferdinand arrive for the European film premiere of 'Toy Story 4' at Odeon Luxe, Leicester Square on 16 June, 2019 in London, England (Photo by WIktor Szymanowicz/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 16: Kate Wright and Rio Ferdinand attend the European premiere of Disney and Pixar's "Toy Story 4" at the Odeon Luxe Leicester Square on June 16, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images for Disney and Pixar)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 16: Kate Wright and Rio Ferdinand attend the European Premiere of "Toy Story 4" at Odeon Luxe Leicester Square on June 16, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 16: Kate Wright and Rio Ferdinand attend the FENDI MANIA Collection Launch on October 16, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for FENDI)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 13: Kate Wright and Rio Ferdinand attend the Virgin TV British Academy Television Awards at The Royal Festival Hall on May 13, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 16: Rio Ferdinand and Kate Wright attend the FENDI MANIA Collection Launch on October 16, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for FENDI)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 13: Kate Wright and Rio Ferdinand attend the Virgin TV British Academy Television Awards at The Royal Festival Hall on May 13, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
Rio Ferdinand and Kate Wright attending the Virgin TV British Academy Television Awards 2018 held at the Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London. (Photo by Ian West/PA Images via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 13: Rio Ferdinand and Kate Wright attend the Virgin TV British Academy Television Awards at The Royal Festival Hall on May 13, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
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Wright added: "The crazy house is about to get a little bit crazier... every time I watch this it makes me cry, the best reaction. Baby Ferdy we are all so excited to meet you."

The couple have been in a relationship since 2017 following the death of Ferdinand's wife Rebecca in 2015 at the age of 34 after she was diagnosed with breast cancer for a second time.

Ferdinand already has three children from his previous marriage – Tate, Lorenz and Tia.

Ferdinand and Wright's relationship was the focus of a BBC documentary which aired earlier this year.

Rio And Kate: Becoming A Stepfamily explored the challenges Wright dealt with in being both a partner to Ferdinand and a new stepmother to three grieving children.

It followed the football star's previous Bafta-winning documentary in 2017, Rio Ferdinand: Being Mum And Dad, in which he came to terms with the effects of losing his wife while caring for his young family.

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