Home and Away star Dan Ewing is about to become a dad for the first time.

The 28 year-old-star, who plays bad boy Heath Braxton on the popular Australian soap, has announced that his wife Marni is pregnant.

Speaking to New Idea magazine, Dan said: “We’re trying to stay as calm as possible but we’re extremely excited there’s a baby Ewing on the way.

“When we went for an ultrasound and heard that little heartbeat for the first time, I just had a big, stupid grin on my face, crying and laughing all at once.

He added: "It was just like the day we got married, when I saw my beautiful bride walking down the aisle in her wedding dress. That same stupid grin.”

Ewing also took to Twitter to thank fans for their well wishes, writing: "Touched by all the well wishes for @marniewing myself and our future mini Ewing that is on the way. Very exciting times ahead :)"