Jack Whitehall makes worrying quip after announcing he and girlfriend are expecting first child together
Jack Whitehall has spoken about his impending fatherhood for the first time since sharing over the weekend that he and girlfriend Roxy Horner are expecting a baby together.
The comedian, 34, revealed the happy news on his Instagram page on Sunday alongside images of him and model Horner, 31, showing off images from a baby scan.
The London-born star is currently touring the UK on his stand-up Settle Down Tour and, according to The Sun, he told the audience during his Southend show the idea of becoming a father filled him with “trepidation”.
He jokingly said: “But I have been responsible and we have got a dog first. If you can keep the dog alive then you have a kid.”
Whitehall added: “I look at some of my friends and think, ‘You could not even keep a plant alive’”.
Hopefully he will pick up a parenting guide or two ahead of the birth.
Meanwhile, the mum-to-be told HELLO magazine that she felt relieved to “finally fall pregnant” after the couple suffered a miscarriage last year.
She told the publication: “We had a miscarriage last year and so there was a part of me that was worried to open up too soon about this baby because I was so worried something would happen again and I didn’t want to have to kind of tell the world.”
She also shared how they had discovered their baby news during a trip with her family to Australia.
It was really lovely because I got to tell my mum pretty much straight away and I don’t get to see my parents too often, so it was a really perfect moment before he went off on tour,” Horner recalled.
Adding: “We found out the same week my nan passed away. There’s a part of me that feels like my nan knew we were trying for a baby and maybe this was her gift to us.”