Former Dancing With The Stars contestant and Irish comedian Fred Cooke and his partner are expecting a baby. 

The Republic of Telly's partner, comedian Julie Jay revealed the news on social media to her followers saying: "We've got some good news. We're expecting a baba!"

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Their baby is due in September, Jay said: "So myself and the truly lovely @fredstercooke have a little bit of news: baby Frulie is due in September."

Fred has been working in comedy, both on stage and television, for over ten years and will be particularly familiar to any Republic of Telly fans. 

Cooke took part in Dancing With The Stars in 2019 but admitted that he found it daunting.

He said: "I was sick with nerves halfway through it, the first six weeks, and making mistakes because of it. But then towards the latter part, I used to look at her when I was dancing and I just felt ok and was thinking: 'We're going to do this!'"

The Meath stand-up said he never thought he would made it to the semi-final, where he exited the show following a dance-off against actor Johnny Ward. "Not for a second, I thought I was going to be first out", he admitted.

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