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Made in Chelsea's Binky Felstead is pregnant with JP's baby

The on-off couple are expecting their first child together this year

Congratulations are in order for Made in Chelsea's stars Binky Felstead and JP who have revealed they're having a baby.

The reality stars have had an on-off relationship for the last 18 months but have announced they're starting a family together. Binky – whose real name is Alexandra - announced the news on Instagram yesterday in a post writing: "When you get the best surprise you never knew you always wanted… There's a little 'buh' on the way."

The reality stars will be welcoming their bundle of joy later this year (Credit: Instagram / binkyfelstead)

JP, also known as Josh Patterson, wrote: "I'm thrilled to announce the news is true, such an exciting chapter to our lives. What a year this will be."

Opening up to Hello! magazine, Binky discussed their plans on raising the baby: "This is a new start and a new chapter in our lives.

"I want to be a little family, to be honest. But I'm going to be OK either way. Whatever happens, this baby is not going to be affected.

"And I know Josh will be part of the baby's life whether we are together or not.

"We are a unit now."

Binky and JP were on-off for 18 months (Credit: Instagram / joshuapatterson_jp)

JP also admitted they're in no rush to start dating again just because they're having a baby together: "It has to be for the right reasons. We love each other a great deal, and there's no pressure – but you do have to take the past into consideration, where there have been a few hiccups.

"We're just taking it very easy."

The 26-year-old mum to be who has starred on Made in Chelsea since the first episode back in 2011 revealed the exciting news to her friends on set on the E4 show, Binky explained on Instagram: "So I told my girls last night for the first time (obvs before the news broke) whilst filming for the new series… All very surreal and exciting but also its amazing to share with all of you seeing as I have grown up on this show and had a lovely loyal following since day 1. So thank you."

This will be Made in Chelsea's first ever baby! (Credit: Instagram / binkyfelstead)

So don't worry Made in Chelsea fans Binky will still be on the show. A source told Mail Online: "She will be filming parts of her pregnancy throughout the next series.

"She has grown up on the show and wanted to share an important time with viewers."

Yay!

Binky and JP's relationship hasn't been easy, the pair have argued and split up a few times on the show but in the last series they decided to call time on their relationship. Although Binky's friends were not a fan of the relationship it seems they are all being very supportive.

Fans of the show couldn't believe the news either, many taking to Twitter to confess their shock:

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