Danielle Armstrong is pregnant.

Danielle Armstrong (c) Instagram

Danielle Armstrong (c) Instagram

The former 'The Only Way is Essex' star has announced that she and her boyfriend Tom - who she's been best friends with for 22 years - are expecting a baby together and are looking forward to meeting their new bundle of joy in 2020.

Taking to her Instagram account, the 31-year-old beauty uploaded a collage of her and Tom with their ultrasound and wrote "Due May 2020" under the polaroid.

She captioned it: "The Best Part Of Us Will Be You (sic)."

Her friends and former co stars - including the likes of Jess Wright, Chloe Sims and Kate Ferdinand - took to her comments to wish the couple the best of luck.

Shortly after the post, Danielle took her her Instagram Stories to thank fans for their messages of congratulations.

She said: "Hi guys, I just wanted to do a quick insta story obviously the news is now out. Tom and I are expecting our first baby together next year. May 2020. I love that it's 2020. Anyway I'm so excited. I just want to say thank you to everyone who has been sending me messages. I'm actually a little bit overwhelmed to be honest and my fun hasn't stopped. Very exciting times."

Danielle revealed she was dating Tom back in September - just months after she split from her long-term boyfriend Daniel Spiller back in June.

She said: "'You don't find love it finds you, it's got a little a to do with destiny & fate, and what's written in the stars #mybestfriend #love #happiness (sic)."

Danielle isn't the only former cast member to fall pregnant this year as Lydia Bright and Lucy Mecklenburgh are also expecting their first babies.