Konnie Huq and Charlie Brooker are expecting a baby boy!

by Lynn Connolly

Former Xtra Factor presenter Konnie Huq and her husband, writer and comedian Charlie Brooker, have revealed that they’re expecting, and it’s a boy!

The new arrival is due to make his world debut in April next year.

Speaking to the Sun, a friend of the couple said, “Konnie and Charlie are over the moon.

“It is just what they wanted and all their family are thrilled.”

Konnie — who formerly presented BBC childrens’ show Blue Peter, and has recently appeared on Lonely Planet — has reportedly “longed to start a family” since she and Charlie wed in the Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas last year.

The couple got engaged after dating for nine months, and some media commentators noted at the time that they’re possibly the most unlikely pairing ever!

Konnie is a university graduate with a “clean cut” image, while Charlie is of course famed for his outspoken views, as well as his numerous comedies and dramas, some of which have been controversial.

In February 1998, one of Brooker’s cartoons for magazine PC Zone, entitled, ‘Helmut Werstler’s Cruelty Zoo’, caused outrage as it – according to Wiki – featured a “theme park created by a Teutonic psychologist for children to take out their violent impulses on animals rather than humans.”

That edition of the magazine was pulled from shelves all over the country amid a flood of complaints.

However, despite their diametrically opposed personas, the couple are described by friends as being “deeply in love”.

And in an interview with the Guardian shortly after their marriage, Konnie was asked, “What or who is the greatest love of your life?” to which she replied, “My husband.”

And on what being in love “feels like”, Konnie said, “Absolute, sheer, unadulterated bliss.”

Aww bless, and a big congrats to you Konnie and Charlie from us all here at Unreality!

Lynn is an editor and writer here at Unreality TV and is trained psychotherapist and the author of two books. She's addicted to soaps, period drama and reality TV shows such as X Factor, I'm A Celeb and Big Brother.