Bridget Jones is coming back with a new novel set to be published on 11 October. Bridget Jones’s Baby: The Diaries will accompany the new film which follows Bridget becoming a first time mother. Fans had previously thought that no new book was on the way, after the last instalment Mad About the Boy was released in 2013.

 Renee Zellweger as Bridget Jones Renee Zellweger as Bridget Jones

Author Helen Fielding said: “At heart, Bridget Jones is about the gap between how we all feel we’re expected to be and how we actually are; and – as Bridget discovers with her somewhat bumpy pregnancy – how we expect life to turn out and how it actually does.”

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“I’m excited to see Bridget’s world on the big screen again, and delighted to be published by Jonathan Cape.” The last Bridget Jones novel, Mad About The Boy, was set years into the future, after the death of Bridget’s husband Mark Darcy.

But the new book will see Bridget dealing with her unexpected pregnancy and trying to figure out who her baby’s father is. “As she careers towards baby-deadline, tortured by Smug Mothers miming her ticking biological clock, a series of classic Bridget Jones moments finally leads her into pregnancy – but just not quite as intended,” the blurb reads.

“It’s a pregnancy full of cheesy potatoes, outlandish advice… chaos at scans and childbirth classes, high jinks and romance, joy and despair – but all of it dominated by the terribly awkward question: ‘Who’s the Father?’”

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Fielding’s first novel Bridget Jones Diary was published in 1996 and became an international best-seller. It was followed by sequel Bridget Jones: the Edge of Reason in 1999. Both books were made into films starring Renee Zellweger and Colin Firth.

Watch the trailer for Bridget Jones’s Baby below: