X-Factor judge Dannii Minogue pregnant

Wed Jan 13, 2010 2:28pm EST
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LONDON (Reuters) - Pop star and talent show judge Dannii Minogue is expecting her first child, her spokesman said on Wednesday.

Minogue's London spokesman Simon Jones told Reuters in an emailed statement that the singer and her boyfriend Kris Smith, a former rugby player, were "delighted."

"Dannii and Kris are very excited and can't wait to start their family in 2010," Jones said in the statement.

A posting on Minogue's Twitter site also announced the singer's pregnancy on Wednesday.

"Woo hoo I'm gonna be a mummy! :-)," a tweet from the Australian singer said on her Twitter site twitter.com/danniiMinogue.

British newspapers had reported earlier that the 38-year-old was expecting a baby with Smith.

Pictures of a curvy Minogue out and about in Melbourne set off internet rumours at the weekend, but the star was reluctant to confirm her pregnancy before receiving results from a test.

"Dannii had her 12 week scan this week and was given the results today (Wednesday 13 January) with the all clear to make an announcement," Jones said in the statement.

(Reporting by Paul Casciato, editing by Steve Addison)

<p>Australian singer Dannii Minogue poses at the "National Television Awards" at the Royal Albert Hall in London October 31, 2007. REUTERS/Anthony Harvey</p>