Jake Quickenden expecting second child with wife Sophie after 'a long time trying'


Congratulations are in order for Jake Quickenden and his wife Sophie Church who have revealed that they are expecting their second child together. In a heartwarming video montage uploaded to Instagram, the TV personality revealed the happy news and explained that it has come "after a long time trying".

He wrote: "WE HAVE NEWS.... soon to be five. We can finally let you know after a long time trying we are gonna bring another bundle of joy into the world. We are super excited. Can't wait to live off 2 hours sleep again. Have a lovely Sunday."

In response to the exciting announcement, Jake's followers flooded the comments with messages of congratulations as he and Sophie expanded their brood.

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Jake Quickenden revealed that he and wife Sophie are expecting their second children together -Credit:Instagram / Jake Quickenden

"Awwww I'm absolutely made up for you I've been sensing something for a while. Really happy for you xxx," wrote one social media user. "Aww this is such gorgeous news! Special times ahead for you all xxxx," another added.

And a third wrote: "Awwww lovely news congratulations cant wait to see leo be a big brother xxx".

Jake and Sophie, who tied the knot in September 2022, share three year old Leo together and Sophie has son, Freddie, from a previous relationship.

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Jake and Sophie are parents to son Leo, and Sophie has son Freddie from a previous relationship -Credit:Instagram / Jake Quickenden

In October 2022, former X Factor star Jake opened up about becoming a dad and revealed that he and Sophie were planning to expand their brood as they hoped to add to their family. "We are trying for another one. It is the easiest decision ever. We definitely want one more," he told the Daily Star.

"Our family already feels complete, but we’d love one more. We would love a little girl. That would be the icing on the cake. But as long as the baby was healthy, that’s all that matters. Whatever we had, we’d be happy."

Sophie also spoke about her dreams to have a bigger family and added: "When me and Jake first got together, I said I wanted five kids. That has gone down, but I still love the thought of a big family and all getting together for a big Christmas and big birthdays."

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Jake said he was "super excited" about the news -Credit:2022 Getty Images

Meanwhile, last year the former I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! contestant spoke to OK! about fatherhood and admitted that his life had changed for the better since welcoming his first child.

"As I talk to you, I can see a half drunk bottle of milk, toys strewn everywhere, a half-made puzzle and a foam baseball bat lying under the sofa, but I wouldn’t change it for the world," he explained. "Life is about growth. I’m not in that point of life where I want to be out partying, that’s not me any more – my priorities have shifted. Time with the family is the most precious thing. I know that, having lost my dad and brother."