LATEST: Former SPICE GIRL Victoria Beckham and her soccer star husband DAVID are expecting their third child.

After weeks of speculation, the couple have released a statement confirming Victoria is almost three months pregnant and due to give birth in early March 2005.

The statement reads, "This is fantastic news. We are both absolutely delighted. We are planning to have the baby in Spain."

The news marks the ends of a traumatic six months for the Beckhams - who have two sons, BROOKLYN five and 23 month old ROMEO.

David's money-spinning transfer to Spanish club Real Madrid last year (03) has been marred by allegations he had an affair with his former personal assistant Rebecca Loos.

But a friend recently said of the couple's happy news, "Victoria's over the moon. She's had a touch of morning sickness, but for the rest of the time she can't stop smiling.

"She's had no real work commitments at the moment - it's the perfect time to have another child."

29/08/2004 21:23