14/08/2014 12:57 BST | Updated 20/05/2015 06:12 BST

Olympic Gold Medalist Jessica Ennis-Hill Announces Pregnancy

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Jessica Ennis-Hill and her husband Andy Hill

Jessica Ennis-Hill has revealed she is expecting her first child with husband Andy Hill.

In an emotional statement the 27-year-old heptathlon champion expressed the couple's excitement at the "unexpected" news, which has turned her plans for 2014 "upside down."

Jessica had been planning to compete in the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, but will instead be spending July awaiting the imminent arrival of baby Ennis-Hill.

The sports star said in a statement: "I have some very unexpected but exciting news to share – Andy and I are expecting a baby. We are completely overwhelmed, with excitement and a degree of anxiety that I am sure all first time parents will relate to.

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