She has recently announced her comeback to the music industry, but plans could be on hold again as Lily Allen is pregnant, reports suggest.

The 27 year-old singer is believed to be pregnant and beginning to tell her close circle of family and friends about her happy news.

Allen and husband Sam Cooper welcomed their first child together last November, a daughter named Ethel.

During her first pregnancy in 2008, Allen suffered a miscarriage at four months. The father was Ed Simons of the Chemical Brothers. In late 2010, Allen then announced she and fiancé Sam Cooper were expecting their first child together, but the singer suffered complications and went through a pre-term delivery at six months.

The Daily Mirror quotes a source close to the singer saying: "Lily was sure people were going to cotton on to the fact she had a pregnancy bump but she seemed to get away with it thanks to wearing very baggy clothing".

Allen made a public appearance and marked her return to the stage when she performed last week with Professor Green in Manchester's Heaton Park.