Billie Piper joins the latest throng of celebrities expecting children after revealing that she and husband Laurence Fox are eagerly awaiting the arrival of their second child.
Other pregnancies announced this week include Bruce Willis' wife Emma Hemming and former 'X Factor UK' contestant Stacey Solomon, while allegedly Jessica Simpson is expecting too - though the star won't confirm until she allegedly receives a rumoured $500,000 for the announcement. Piper's though has come fraught with conflict, as the star is set to be appearing in Neil LaBute's play 'Reasons To Be Pretty' at the Almeida Theatre in London - with the preview taking place on November 10th 2011 and the official run beginning a week later on the 17th. Thankfully for the 'Diary Of A Call Girl' star, scriptwriters have altered her character so that she's pregnant. The UK's Daily Mail reports that she spoke with Almeida's artistic chief Michael Attenborough and offered to withdraw from the show, "She was upset and told me she was pregnant," said Attenborough, going on to add "She was Neil LaBute's and my first choice for the part - and fortunately the character is pregnant - so with a bit of judicious re-writing we're all delighted she'll be with us. I told her that I'd love her to do it and she just wept on my shoulder. She thought that was it. She was thrilled."
It means Piper can get on with the day job and fully look forward to the arrival of her second child, joining their three year-old son WINSTON JAMES FOX.