Benedict Cumberbatch and wife Sophie Hunter have some VERY exciting baby news

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Sophie Hunter & Benedict Cumberbatch

by Emma Dodds |
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Sherlock actor Benedict Cumberbatch and his wife Sophie Hunter are expecting their third child! The fiercely private couple, who married in 2015, are already parents to three-year-old Christopher, who they nickname Kit, and 18-month-old Hal.

According to E! News, the couple chose to announce their third pregnancy at the 70th Emmy Awards on Monday night (17th Sept) - not in a verbal confirmation, but by showing Sophie's baby bump.

Sophie Hunter & Benedict Cumberbatch
©Sophie Hunter & Benedict Cumberbatch © Shutterstock report that Sophie wore a custom-made dress by Emilia Wickstead, which Sophie requested she design to accommodate her blossoming bump.

Although neither Sophie nor Benedict have social media accounts to post anything on confirming or denying the reports, plenty of fans have taken to Twitter to congratulate the couple on the announcement of their third baby.

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Sophie and Benedict are already parents to three-year-old Christopher Carlton, born in June 2015, who they nickname Kit, and 18-month-old son Hal Auden, who was born on 3rd March last year.

The couple married on Valentine's Day 2015, four months before welcoming their son Kit and after being friends for 17 years. The ceremony took place at the 12th-century Church of St. Peter and St. Paul in Mottistone on the Isle of Wight.

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Benedict, who was up for the Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie award at the Emmys last night, has previously spoken about how he thinks becoming a parent has enhanced his performances.

He said, "Lots of people, especially women, get told, 'Oh parenthood is really going to affect your career' – and it does, but for the better I think.

"I know I’m in a very privileged position in my career but I think everyone, even if they’re in a challenging time in their life, draws strength from their children. They are your inspiration. It adds to your work, it never takes away."

Congratulations to the family!

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