Coronation Street‘s Kym Marsh and her fiance Jamie Lomas are expecting a child together, it has been confirmed.

A spokeswoman from the soap confirmed: “Kym Marsh and Jamie Lomas are delighted to announce they are expecting a baby together.

“They are very appreciative of the love and support that has come their way in the last 12 months, but they won’t be saying anything further about Kym’s pregnancy for the moment.

“They have confirmed this news now as both Kym and Jamie feel they’d like to be able to share their happiness with family, friends and colleagues.”

According to The Sun, a friend said: “Kym’s delighted to be pregnant again and Jamie is absolutely thrilled with the news.

“They’ve had a tough time since losing Archie, but their relationship is stronger than ever.”

Kym and Jamie lost their son Archie after he was born 18 weeks premature early last year.

“Obviously she was anxious about it considering what happened last year, but she’s seen doctors and they’ve reassured her that everything is fine,” Kym’s friend added.

Kym also has two other children, David, 15, and Emily, 13, from a previous relationship.