Zoe Ball, the radio presenter, has announced that she is expecting her second child with her DJ husband, Norman Cook.
The Radio 2 Breakfast presenter announced the news on her radio show on Saturday morning. She told listeners: "I've got some lovely news for you all actually. I'm having a baby." Ms Ball, 38, a former Radio 1 DJ whose father is the veteran TV science presenter Johnny Ball, married Mr Cook, who is better known as Fatboy Slim, in 1999. The couple have an eight-year-old son called Woody. Their marriage suffered a rocky patch in 2003 but the couple have since been trying to rebuild their relationship. Ms Ball initially found fame as a TV presenter on Saturday morning children's show Live and Kicking.
She was then recruited to co-host the BBC Radio 1 breakfast show in October 1997 with Kevin Greening. She eventually became the first female solo host before leaving the BBC in 2000.
Since 2006, Ms Ball appeared on Radio 2 as a presenter and was recently appointed as the presenter of the weekend breakfast show. Radio 2 controller Bob Shennan offered his congratulations to Ms Ball and her family. He said: "Congratulations to Zoe and Norman in light of the fantastic news that Woody is soon to have a little brother or sister."