Channing Tatum and his wife Jenna Dewan-Tatum are expecting their first child.

Representatives for the couple confirmed to People that they ”are pleased to announce that they are expecting the birth of their first child next year".

The Magic Mike actor has been married to his Step Up co-star since 2009 and recently said that he wanted to start a family.

He told People: “I’m ready; I think she’s ready. The first number that pops into my head is three, but I just want one to be healthy and then we’ll see where we go after that.”

The actors took to Twitter to address their fans about their news, with Dewan-Tatum writing: "Thank you everyone for all the LOVE!! XO."

Tatum added: "Appreciate everyone's good wishes and love! Thanks guys! :)"