James Corden has become a father for the first time.

The 'Gavin and Stacey' star and his fiancee Julia Carey - who he popped the question to on Christmas Day last year (25.12.10) - welcomed a baby boy into the world at London's Portland Hospital on Tuesday morning (22.03.11).

According to The Sun newspaper, no further details of the early arrival have been revealed and the couple are yet to decide on a name for the tot.

When announcing the pregnancy, the 32-year-old actor-and-comedian admitted he and Julia - who he began dating in September 2009 after being introduced to the blonde beauty by James' former flatmate, actor Dominic Cooper - were "absolutely over the moon" to be expecting a baby.

He said: "It's true. We're both absolutely over the moon. We really couldn't be any happier."

Meanwhile, friends of James - who previously dated 'Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps' star Sheridan Smith - recently claimed the baby news couldn't have come at a better time for the TV star, who is finally ready to settle down.

A source revealed: "He was a bit of a ladies' man in the past but those days are well behind him. He's at the right age to settle down - and has met the girl of his dreams. He can't wait to be a dad. Having a baby is a proud moment for James."