Charlie Simpson to become a dad

Charlie Simpson has revealed he and his wife are expecting their first child together. The singer/songwriter announced the happy news on stage at his London concert on Tuesday night (10.02.15).

Charlie Simpson
Charlie Simpson

Charlie Simpson is going to be a father.

The 29-year-old musician announced he and his wife are expecting their first child together while performing an acoustic show at London's Islington Assembly Hall on Tuesday night (10.02.15).

Midway through his set, Charlie dedicated the title track from his latest album 'Long Road Home' to his spouse Anna and told the audience "I'm going to be a dad".

The former Busted singer's fans cheered loudly as he shared his happy news at the gig, which is part of Charlie's sold-out UK tour.

Charlie admitted last year that he and Anna - who married in June 2014 - had started planning to have a family and were keen to have a baby sooner rather than later.

He told BANG Showbiz: "Me and my wife are getting pretty close to wanting a baby, we're probably a little bit away but it's definitely something I'm keen to do. I love kids and I'm looking forward to beginning that chapter of my life. I think I'll probably end up writing songs about them!"

Charlie also admitted he will more than likely want to reduce his touring schedule when he has a child because he doesn't to miss important moments in their life.

He added: "The hardest part of my job is being away from my wife. When we have a family then it will become even harder having to be away from the kids ... I think I'll lessen my touring when I have a baby. I have friends that are in bands and they have kids and they go away for months at a time and I just don't think I could do that. I don't think I could miss key points in my kids' life when they're growing up. I love touring and it means the world to me but I think I'd have to organise it in a way where I'm not missing out on my kids upbringing."

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