Union J's JJ Hamblett Expecting Baby With Girlfriend: "I'm Going To Be A Daddy"

19 September 2013, 07:56 | Updated: 19 September 2013, 07:59

The 'Carry You' singer shares his news with the world on Twitter.

Union J star JJ Hamblett has revealed that he is expecting his first child with girlfriend Caterina.

The former X Factor star shared the news with fans on Twitter and said he couldn't wait to be "daddy".

He wrote: "Guys I want you to be the first to know that I've got some big news...I'm going to be a daddy.... :-) :-) wooop x"

"My girlfriend and I are super super excited and the boys cant wait to be uncles! They are already thinking of names begining with J lol :-)x"

Bandmate Jaymi added his own congratulations: "Congrats JJ & Cat - gonna be an uncle whoop," with Josh also commenting: " SUPER DOOOPER WOOOOPER HAPPY FOR MY BROTHER JJ :-) :-) :-) :-) hi my names Uncle Josh......just call me Uncle.Pidge. :P hehe! Love you bro x." 

Recent first time father and Capital FM presenter Marvin Humes also posted a message of congratulations.

He wrote: "Big congrats to @JJUJWorld and Caterina! Amazing news that you're expecting your first baby..it's the BEST feeling ever! X"

JJ signed off: "Off to bed a happy chappy!! Thanks for all your amazing support and kind tweets much love to all of you your amazing xxx."

Meanwhile, Union J are currently preparing for the release of their new single 'Beautiful Life' and posted the official video to the track online this week.