Louis Smith confirms he is expecting a baby girl with partner Charlie Bruce

Former gymnast Louis Smith has confirmed he is expecting his first child with partner Charlie Bruce. 

Taking to Instagram on Sunday, the couple announced they are expecting a baby girl after sharing a gender reveal video with their respective followers. 

In a short clip the couple look ecstatic after popping a balloon filled with pink confetti, with Louis, 31, admitting he couldn't wait to welcome their first child. 

So happy: Former gymnast Louis Smith has confirmed he is expecting his first child with partner Charlie Bruce

So happy: Former gymnast Louis Smith has confirmed he is expecting his first child with partner Charlie Bruce

Captioning the video, he wrote:  'Doing life on my terms. A big surprise and it’s amazing to be having a baby girl with my women @charliebruce1990. 

'In this crazy time and during a global struggle I wish everyone a happy life and a world of positivity. Find the light in darkness’s and the hope at then end of a tunnel. Life is full of ups and downs and right now we are taking an up.'

Confirming the news on her own social media platform, a former So You Think You Can Dance? champion, revealed she will give birth in early 2021.  

Great news: Taking to Instagram on Sunday, the couple announced they are expecting a baby girl after sharing a gender reveal video with their respective followers

Great news: Taking to Instagram on Sunday, the couple announced they are expecting a baby girl after sharing a gender reveal video with their respective followers

Delighted: In a short clip the couple look ecstatic after popping a balloon filled with pink confetti, with Louis, 31, admitting he couldn't wait to welcome their first child

Delighted: In a short clip the couple look ecstatic after popping a balloon filled with pink confetti, with Louis, 31, admitting he couldn't wait to welcome their first child

She told followers: 'We are so elated to announce that we are having a baby girl!! Due date 19.2.21.' 

Following the announcement the couple celebrated by laying on a champagne spread for friends while posing for photos in their back garden.  

Charlie appeared to confirm her relationship with Louis in February 2019 by sharing a mirror selfie from their hotel bathroom in which the retired gymnast could be seen.  

It's a girl! The happy couple posed for photos after making the announcement on Sunday

It's a girl! The happy couple posed for photos after making the announcement on Sunday

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In another post shared on the same night, Charlie posed for a selfie alongside Louis, branding him 'her boy' as they both smiled down the camera lens.

To mark Valentine's Day in 2019 she uploaded a photo of herself and Louis, in front of London's Gherkin, over which she wrote: '@louissmith1989 Happy Valentine’s Day #imsolucky #loveu #mybear #bestfriend #soulmates.'  

Louis, whose previous girlfriends include former TOWIE star Lucy Mecklenburgh, formally announced his retirement from gymnastics in 2018 as he prepared to embark on a new career in London’s

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