Baby joy! Rafe Spall to become dad for fourth time as girlfriend Esther shows off 'little bump'

Men in Black star Rafe Spall is set to become a dad for the fourth time, confirming that he's in a relationship with his co-star Esther Smith - and they're expecting a baby! The actor, 41, stars in Apple TV+ comedy-drama Trying with his girlfriend Esther and were rumoured to be romantically involved back in 2022 after Rafe split from his wife the year before.

On ITV's Lorraine on Tuesday, Rafe and Esther announced that they are expecting a child together. "I have to say, everybody always says what remarkable chemistry you two have," Lorraine Kelly said.

"It's no surprise, of course you're a couple and you've got great news. You've got a wee bump!"

"I've got a little bump," Esther smiled. Rafe added: "It's really exciting. We're really excited."

Rafe Spall was previously married to Hollyoaks actress Elize du Toit before the pair reportedly split in 2021. The couple, who wed in 2010, share three children together - a daughter, 13, a son, 12, and a nine-year-old son.

Rumours hit the press in 2022 that Rafe had moved on with his Trying co-star Esther after the new couple were spotted holding hands in public. Speaking to OK! in an exclusive interview about working with his girlfriend Esther, Rafe said: "I love doing this show, it’s my favourite thing I’ve ever done and I’d happily do it forever."

The comedy-drama follows couple Nikki and Jason as they try for a baby, but find that they are struggling to conceive. Over the course of three series, fans have seen the couple adopt two children - and series four follows them as they tackle the new challenge of raising teenagers.

After Lorraine asked Esther and Rafe whether Esther's pregnancy will be written into future series of the show, Esther said: "Well, we're hoping there's another series but we don't know yet.

"I think we'll have a baby and then we'll carry on with that."

Lorraine airs weekdays at 9am on ITV1 and ITVX. Trying is available to stream on Apple TV+