Aston Merrygold has just announced he is going to be a dad with his girlfriend Sarah Richards on Instagram with a super cute post. Awwww congrats guys!

The star, who rose to fame with boyband JLS, shared the happy news on his social media. This is their first child, and by the looks of the Insta, the baby is due in January 2018, meaning Sarah is actually already about five months into her pregnancy.

You kept that one quiet!!!

The dad-to-be shared several cute snaps to his Instagram account, captioned: "On May 29th 2017 we found out that our lives were going to change forever! This secret has been so hard to keep, but I'm so excited to finally be able to share the news with everybody that me and my beautiful lady @sarahlourichards ds are going to be parents!!!!!!

"I'm NEVER speechless but words can't describe how I feel.. All I know is there's no feeling like it!

He also vowed to be the best dad to their baby too. He's so adorable.

Aston continued: "Sar I promise to be the best daddy ever to our baby boy/girl. You are an amazing woman and going to be the greatest mum to our child! Thank you for continuously making me the happiest man ever! I love you. Hurry up bump we can't wait to meet you [sic]."

The series of pics show the singer and his girlfriend looking just as shocked as we are RN.

Their fans rushed to share in the happy pregnancy news, and congratulated the parents-to-be.

One of his 191K followers wrote: "Omg yay!!! Congratulations to you both!! You're going to be a great dad Ast!"

Another replied: "CONGRATULATIONS OHMYGOSH [sic]."

"Wooooooo the news is out so excited for you both and to meet baby merrygold it's amazing [sic]," wrote a final fan.

Aston has just been announced as part of this year's Strictly Come Dancing line-up, so you'll catch the singer groovin' around your screens in the very near future...

Credit: BBC One/Strictly Come Dancing

I have a feeling he's going to get to the final too, but I'm usually wrong about this sort of stuff.

Rachel Andrews

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