Mario Falcone is set to become a father for the first time.

Mario Falcone

Mario Falcone

The 30-year-old reality TV star and his fiancee Becky Meisner were set to tie the knot later this year but they've been forced to postpone to their wedding after they found out they were expecting their first child while on holiday in Barbados back in March.

Becky said: "We were trying for a baby for a while last year but it wasn't happening, so we decided to stop for a bit. Then a few months later I fell pregnant!"

Mario added to OK! magazine: "We weren't taking any precautions, but we had stopped trying so obsessively. It was getting quite stressful so we decided we needed to relax a bit. But as soon as we went back to just having fun, she fell pregnant!

"It's been my dream to be a dad for a long time now, so I'm over the moon."

The former 'The Only Way is Essex' star proposed to Becky last year in Santorini and they were planning to get hitched in August - having one ceremony in the UK and another in Italy - but they've now decided to put it off until next spring.

A source told The Sun Online: "They're not being flashy, it's been Mario's dream to get married in Italy and involve all his relatives over there. But the problem is there are a couple of family members here in the UK who aren't able to travel. Mario and Becky have decided they'll have a smaller, intimate wedding in Italy and then they'll have a bigger second wedding party in London with all their celeb friends and family."

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