EXCLUSIVE – Revealed: Baby joy for Freddie Flintoff as wife Rachael Wools is expecting couple’s fourth child – 11 years after welcoming son, Rocky
Freddie Flintoff and his wife Rachael Wools are expecting their fourth baby, MailOnline can exclusively reveal.
The married couple have confirmed they’re to become parents again – a week after Rachael was pictured revealing her growing bump at the Attitude Awards in London.
Top Gear host Freddie, 41, who’s already a dad to Holly, 15, Corey, 13, and Rocky, 11, has been quietly preparing for the arrival of his newborn, due early next year.
Congratulations! Freddie Flintoff and his wife Rachael Wools are expecting their fourth baby together (taken last week at the Attitude Awards)
Freddie and Rachael, who’ve been married for almost fifteen years, were pictured looking glamorous together at a red carpet event where it became evident they had some happy news to share.
A source told MailOnline: ‘They’re over the moon to be expecting again. It’s been exciting news for all the family.’
The ex-England cricketer, real name Andrew, who is an ambassador for Jacamo men’s clothing, was convinced him and Rachael wouldn’t have anymore children after the arrival of their youngest son Rocky.
In 2016 he said: ‘We thought about it. I originally wanted five but you have three and that felt like enough. I couldn’t go back to the nappy stage now.’
But three years on, Freddie and Rachael have decided to expand their brood once again.
Happy times: Top Gear host Freddie is already a dad to Holly, 15, Corey, 13, and Rocky, 11, who are all excited to welcome a new arrival to their growing family
Last month Freddie escaped a serious injury after being involved in a 124mph crash during filming a race on Top Gear.
On the same track where Richard Hammond was almost killed Freddie over-shot the runway while driving a three-wheeled cycle car that required him to hurtle along lying on his front and head first.
Thankfully he was given the all clear by medics and was able to carry on with his presenting duties alongside Paddy McGuinness and Chris Harris.
At the time of the incident Freddie said: ‘I’m absolutely fine and have been back filming.
‘I go to great lengths to make sure I do well in Top Gear drag races but, on this occasion, I went a few lengths too far.
‘It will look more ridiculous than dangerous when you see it on TV.’
New chapter: Freddie previously admitted to being fearful of ‘going back to the nappy stage’ – while saying him and Rachael have always wanted at least five children
Close call: Last month Freddie was lucky to escape a serious injury after crashing during a race on Top Gear while driving a three-wheeled cycle car