James Corden and his girlfriend Julia Carey are ‘both very happy’ after he announced they are expecting their first child.

The Gavin And Stacey star, 32, told The Sun he was ‘over the moon’ after revealing his girlfriend is six months’ pregnant.

A spokeswoman for the comedy actor-writer said: “They are both very happy with the news.”

James appeared in teen soap Hollyoaks, but got his big TV break in 2000 when he landed a regular role in the ITV1 series Fat Friends, where he met Gavin And Stacey co-star Ruth Jones.

The pair have received numerous awards for their heartwarming BBC comedy creation, and James has since gone into TV presenting, as well as recording an England World Cup song.