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19/09/2013 10:58 BST

Union J Star JJ Hamblett Expecting A Baby With Girlfriend Caterina Lopez

Union J star JJ Hamblett has announced he is to become a daddy.

Revealing the happy news on Twitter, the former 'X Factor' contestant said: "Guys I want you to be the first to know that I've got some big news...I'm going to be a daddy.... :-) :-) wooop x."

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The 25-year-old, who is the oldest member of Union J, added: "My girlfriend and I are super super excited and the boys can't wait to be uncles! They are already thinking of names beginning with J lol :-) x."

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JJ and his girlfriend Caterina Lopez already live together and have a dog called Lola after meeting in a nightclub where she worked.

Union J finished fourth on last year's 'X Factor' and are set to release their debut album on 28 October.

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