Strictly Come Dancing host Tess Daly has announced she is pregnant with her second child.

Ms Daly, 37, who already has a four year-old daughter Phoebe with husband Vernon Kay, told her family over the Christmas break.

Ms Daly told the Sun newspaper: "We are over the moon about the prospect of a new addition to our family.

"We are very much looking forward to having a brother or sister for Phoebe to play with."

Radio 1 DJ and television presenter Mr Kay added: "It's such a gift. We're so happy and overjoyed."

Last month Ms Daly had dismissed speculation she was pregnant saying she had a "fat belly, Leave me alone."

Reports suggest she should give birth just in time for her to return for the seventh series of the show she hosts alongside Bruce Forsyth.

27/12/2008 13:21:11