Former Westlife singer Brian McFadden has announced that he and his fiancée Danielle Parkinson are expecting their first child together.

The pair have described the pregnancy as a "miracle", having previously suffered two miscarriages.

Speaking to OK! magazine, Danielle said: "It does [feel like a miracle] but I feel awful saying that, as I've had so many messages on Instagram.

"We’re due on 14 May. But they said normally with your first baby it can be early." Parkinson added:

The happy couple have been trying to start a family for two years, and turned to IVF treatment after their devastating losses.

McFadden has been engaged to the PE teacher since last December, already has two daughters Molly, 19, and Lilly-Sue, 17, from his marriage to Atomic Kitten singer Kerry Katona.

Speaking about how his daughters have reacted, he said: "They’re very maternal and I can’t wait for them to be part of our family life as well. It’s going to be good. They’re excited. They’ve been with us since the beginning of the IVF, so they’ve gone through all the highs and lows."