Benedict Cumberbatch and wife Sophie Hunter 'expecting' baby number three

The couple haven't confirmed or denied the news...

Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter

Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter are having a third baby, according to reports from E! News.

Actor Benedict Cumberbatch and his wife Sophie Hunter are thought to be expecting baby number three after debuting what appears to be a growing baby bump at the 2018 Emmy Awards in Los Angeles.

E! News report that the couple are having a third baby but they are yet to make a public announcement to confirm or deny to news.

Benedict and Sophie have been married for three years and are already parents to three-year-old Christopher "Kit" Carlton and 18-month-old Hal Auden Cumberbatch. Kit was born months after his parents married on Valentine's Day that year.

While at the Emmys, 40-year-old Sophie wore a gorgeous yellow gown which graced lightly over any baby bump that was hiding beneath.

Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter

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Although the news still isn't confirmed people on Twitter are beside themselves with excitement at the idea and have been sending the couple their congratulations.

One person wrote: 'They just showed Sophie Hunter on screen and she had a bump... is she pregnant again?! omg'.

Another said: 'I knew it! Saw a picture of Sophie Hunter earlier this week and thought, “she looks pregnant” and lo and behold they announced tonight that she was.'

A third added: 'I thought she looked pregnant! Congrats to Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter!'

Benedict and Sophie were friends for many years before they made their relationship a romantic one, and Benedict finally proposed in November 2014.

After becoming a dad for the first time, the talented actor revealed having children has made him better at his job.

He said: '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.’

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