Confirmed: There’s A Cumberbun In The Oven

Benedict Cumberbatch and fiancée Sophie Hunter are expecting their first baby

Sad news for Cumberbitches the world over; Benedict Cumberbatch last night confirmed that he and fiancée Sophie Hunter are expecting their first Cumberbaby together.

‘I am delighted to confirm that Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter are expecting their first child,’ a spokesperson for the couple confirmed. ‘They are both over the moon.’

The couple, who announced their engagement in November by putting a subtle notice in The Times, sent the rumour mill into overdrive at the weekend when Sophie wore a loose Just Cavalli gown to the Palm Springs Film Festival and appeared to be covering her stomach in photos with a statement clutch.

Pregnancy style watch is now on for theatre director Sophie, 36, as she accompanies Benedict, 38, on the red carpet circuit while he (hopefully) scoops awards for The Imitation Game. He and his co-star Keira Knightley, who is also expecting her first child, are nominated for a string of awards in the coming weeks, meaning there should be plenty more details emerging soon.

Congratulations to the couple. 

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