Olympic gymnast Louis Smith expecting second child with girlfriend Charlie Bruce

Louis Smith and Charlie Bruce
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Louis Smith has revealed that his girlfriend, Charlie Bruce, is pregnant with the couple's second child.

The retired Olympic gymnast, 35, who welcomed his first child with Charlie in February 2021, is no stranger to fatherhood as he is set to welcome his second child.

Taking to his Instagram, Louis shared to his 120k followers the good news, captioning the post of the baby scan and a cheery family photo: "It’s so nice we had to do it twice."

The comments section was an outpouring field of love as celebrity pals flocked in with the well wishes. Love Island star Amber Davies left a ray of love heart emojis saying, "Omg congratulations."

Baby scan
Louis posted a scan of their upcoming baby to his Instagram followers to announce the good news -Credit:Instagram

Olympian pal Louise Hazel, who previously dated TOWIE's Mario Falcone, commented: "Congratulations," followed by heart emojis, while JLS star Aston Merrygold chimed: "Unbelievable my guy! Congratulations to you all."

Louis has revealed life as a dad hasn't all been smooth-sailing. That same year, of welcoming his first child, Louis took part in Strictly Come Dancing with partner Flavia Cacace, and the pair went on to win the series which then led him to continue to dance his way to the top of the hit ITV series The Masked Singer which he took home the crown.

Louis, Charlie and baby Marley
Louis family is se to go from 3 to 4 as they announce they are expecting -Credit:Instagram

He recalls it being a “very full on year” but said his time on the dance floor was a great way to “pull down the tensions of the Olympics”.

Louis spoke to OK! about life with a newborn and the “challenging” moments he and 34 year old Charlie have faced.

The Olympic medallist said life as a dad has been “absolutely amazing”, but added: “That's not to get confused with it's been easy, because it's been difficult. It's been challenging. Me and the girlfriend both found it hard."

For Louis and Charlie, the hard times have been “made easier by the love and the dedication and motivation that comes from having a child”.

Louis blows chalk from his hand
Louis is now a retired gymnast -Credit:PA

Gymnast Louis is a medal winner at the 2008, 2012 and 2016 Olympics and while he’s supportive of one year old Marley doing anything she wants, he jokes: “I would probably encourage her to pick a sport, which is probably going to pay more money!”

The proud dad gushed: “She can do whatever she wants, and I will do my best to support her from start to finish.”

Now, Louis is set to become a proud dad for the second time.