Doncaster Queer Eye star Tan France reveals he and husband expecting first baby
Doncaster Queer Eye star Tan France has revealed he and his husband are expecting their first child via surrogate.
"Our hearts are so full right now. I cannot wait to hold this baby, and to show him so much love," France told fans, as he announced the news on Instagram.
The Doncaster-born star said that he and his partner, Rob, will become parents in the summer.
France, 37, shared a photo of himself holding a superimposed ultrasound over his stomach to reveal the news.
He wrote: "So happy to finally share that WE'RE HAVING A BABY!!
"No, I'm not pregnant, despite this VERY realistic pic. With the greatest gift/help of the most wonderful surrogate, Rob and I are lucky enough to be on our way to being parents, this Summer.
"Something we've wanted for SOooo many years. Our hearts are so full right now. I cannot wait to hold this baby, and to show him so much love."
France, who stars in the critically-acclaimed Netflix reboot of Queer Eye, married illustrator Rob in 2007.
He has previously spoken about his difficulty growing up in Doncaster as a gay Muslim and says he was subjected to racism on a daily basis.
Born in the UK to Pakistani parents, he moved to America in 2015.
Previously, he has said he's happier in the States than in the UK because he doesn't get 'called the same names as I did at home in the north of England'.
“I would often get called a "P**i", and that's sickening in this day and age,” he told British Vogue.
He said: "I was bullied every day for being a Pakistani and it was a fight for survival every day to make sure people didn't beat the bejesus out of me."
He even revealed how he bleached his skin to appear more white to avoid racist bullying and that he was attacked in the street by gangs of teenagers, while still a small child.
Tan, whose real name is Tanweer Wasim France, studied fashion at Doncaster College and then moved to Manchester before ultimately settling in London where he established himself in the fashion industry.