Little Britain star David Walliams and his wife Lara Stone have announced they are having a baby.

The comic, who has also featured on the judging panel of Britain's Got Talent, told fans the news on Twitter.

He said: "Some wonderful news. My beautiful wife Lara is pregnant. We are having a baby! It is due next year and we both couldn't be happier. Dx" .

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Walliams, who earlier this year said he has battled depression and tried to commit suicide several times, married the Dutch model two years ago at Claridge's hotel in central London.

A statement released by the couple said: "We're very excited to announce we are expecting our first child. We're both absolutely thrilled but ask you to please respect our privacy during this precious time."


David Walliams
Some wonderful news. My beautiful wife Lara is pregnant. We are having a baby! It is due next year and we both couldn't be happier. Dx

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  • BFI London Film Festival - Great Expectations Premiere

    Lara Stone and David Walliams attending the premiere of Great Expectations, the closing night gala of the BFI London Film Festival, at the Odeon cinema in Leicester Square.

  • BFI London Film Festival - Great Expectations Premiere

    Lara Stone and David Walliams attending the premiere of Great Expectations, the closing night gala of the BFI London Film Festival, at the Odeon cinema in Leicester Square.

  • BFI London Film Festival - Great Expectations Premiere

    Lara Stone and David Walliams attending the premiere of Great Expectations, the closing night gala of the BFI London Film Festival, at the Odeon cinema in Leicester Square.

  • BFI London Film Festival - Great Expectations Premiere

    Lara Stone and David Walliams attending the premiere of Great Expectations, the closing night gala of the BFI London Film Festival, at the Odeon cinema in Leicester Square.

  • Actor David Walliams and wife Lara Stone attends the "Great Expectations" Red Carpet as part of the BFI London Film Festival closing night gala held at the Odeon West End on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012 in London. (Photo by Ki Price/Invision/AP)

  • Actor David Walliams & wife Lara Stone attends the "Great Expectations" Red Carpet as part of the BFI London Film Festival closing night gala held at the Odeon West End on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012 in London. (Photo by Ki Price/Invision/AP)

  • London Film Festival Closing Night Gala Film

    David Walliams and Lara Stone arrive for a screening of 'Great Expectations' at the London Film Festival Closing Night Gala film at Odeon Leicester Square in central London.

  • Christie's 50 Years of James Bond Sale - London

    David Walliams and wife Lara Stone at Christie's 50 Years of James Bond Sale, featuring memorabilia donated from the Bond cast, at Christie's in South Kensington, London.

  • Christie's 50 Years of James Bond Sale - London

    David Walliams and wife Lara Stone at Christie's 50 Years of James Bond Sale, featuring memorabilia donated from the Bond cast, at Christie's in South Kensington, London.

  • Mr Stink - press night - Leicester

    David Walliams and his wife Lara Stone arrive for a performance of 'Mr Stink' at the Curve Theatre, Leicester this evening.

  • BFI Screen Epiphany - London

    Lara Stone and David Walliams arrive at the BFI Southbank, where David will introduce the film that inspired him, The Spy who Loved Me, as part of the BFI Screen Epiphany in London.

  • BFI Screen Epiphany - London

    Lara Stone and David Walliams arrive at the BFI Southbank, where David will introduce the film that inspired him, The Spy who Loved Me, as part of the BFI Screen Epiphany in London.

  • Horse Racing - The Royal Ascot Meeting 2012 - Day Four - Ascot Racecourse

    David Walliams and his Wife Lara in the parade ring viewing the runners before the first race for day four of Royal Ascot at the Ascot racecourse in Berkshire.

  • Horse Racing - The Royal Ascot Meeting 2012 - Day Four - Ascot Racecourse

    David Walliams with his wife Lara Stone in the Parade ring during day four of the 2012 Royal Ascot meeting at Ascot Racecourse, Berkshire.

  • Horse Racing - The Royal Ascot Meeting 2012 - Day Four - Ascot Racecourse

    David Walliams with his wife Lara Stone in the Parade ring during day four of the 2012 Royal Ascot meeting at Ascot Racecourse, Berkshire.

  • Horse Racing - The Royal Ascot Meeting 2012 - Day Four - Ascot Racecourse

    David Walliams and his Wife Lara Stone during day four of the 2012 Royal Ascot meeting at Ascot Racecourse, Berkshire.

  • Horse Racing - The Royal Ascot Meeting 2012 - Day Four - Ascot Racecourse

    David Walliams and his Wife Lara Stone during day four of the 2012 Royal Ascot meeting at Ascot Racecourse, Berkshire.

  • David Walliams swims The Thames for Sport Relief

    NOTE ALTERNATE CROP.David Walliams is kissed by his wife Lara Stone after he completed his 140-mile charity swim along the River Thames in Westminster, London.

  • Cameron meets the Sports Relief Team

    Prime Minster David Cameron meets with former England Rugby Union player Josh Lewsey (third left), TV presenter Helen Skelton (third right), comedian John Bishop (second left) and his wife Melanie Bishop (left) and comedian David Walliams (second right), and his wife Lara Stone (right) in the garden of 10 Downing Street in London.

  • David Walliams wedding to Lara Stone

    David Walliams and his new wife Lara Stone leave Claridge's Hotel in central London following their wedding.

  • National Television Awards 2012 - Show - London

    David Walliams with his wife Lara Stone during the 2012 NTA Awards at the O2, Greenwich, London

  • National Television Awards 2012 - Show - London

    David Walliams with his Landmark award and wife Lara Stone during the 2012 NTA Awards at the O2, Greenwich, London

  • National Television Awards 2012 - Show - London

    David Walliams with his Landmark award and wife Lara Stone during the 2012 NTA Awards at the O2, Greenwich, London

  • National Television Awards 2012 - Show - London

    David Walliams and wife Lara Stone during the 2012 NTA Awards at the O2, Greenwich, London

  • National Television Awards 2012 - Show - London

    David Walliams and wife Lara Stone during the 2012 NTA Awards at the O2, Greenwich, London

  • National Television Awards 2012 - Show - London

    David Walliams and wife Lara Stone during the 2012 NTA Awards at the O2, Greenwich, London

  • George Michael Symphonica Concert for Elton John Aids Foundation - London

    David Walliams and Lara Stone arrive at the George Michael Symphonica concert at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London, in aid of the Elton John Aids Foundation.

  • David Walliams swims The Thames for Sport Relief

    David Walliams is kissed by his wife Lara Stone after he completed his 140-mile charity swim along the River Thames in Westminster, London.

  • David Walliams swims The Thames for Sport Relief

    David Walliams is kissed by his wife Lara Stone after he completed his 140-mile charity swim along the River Thames in Westminster, London.

  • Mr Stink - press night - Leicester

    David Walliams and his wife Lara Stone arrive for a performance of 'Mr Stink' at the Curve Theatre, Leicester this evening.

  • Mr Stink - press night - Leicester

    David Walliams and his wife Lara Stone arrive for a performance of 'Mr Stink' at the Curve Theatre, Leicester this evening.

  • 64th Cannes Film Festival - Calvin Klein party

    Lara Stone and David Walliams attending the Calvin Klein Collection Honour Women in Film party during the 64th Cannes International Film Festival, at the Martinez Hotel in Cannes, France.

  • David Walliams wedding to Lara Stone

    David Walliams and his new wife Lara Stone leave Claridge's Hotel in central London following their wedding.

  • David Walliams wedding to Lara Stone

    David Walliams and his new wife Lara Stone leave Claridge's Hotel in central London following their wedding.

  • David Walliams wedding to Lara Stone

    David Walliams and his new wife Lara Stone leave Claridge's Hotel in central London following their wedding.