Professor Green has announced his girlfriend Karima McAdams is expecting their first child together.

The 37-year-old rapper, whose real name is Stephen Manderson, took to Instagram to share the wonderful news with his devoted fans.

Pro Green posted a snap which saw him lying in the bath with his pregnant girlfriend sat beside him on the floor, her baby bump on display.

The couple began dating in the summer of 2019, and they regularly share sweet loved-up snaps online.

Announcing the baby news online, the musician shared the snap with his 862,000 Instagram followers on New Years Day.

He added a lengthy caption alongside the photograph as he gushed over his beloved girlfriend.

Professor Green and his girlfriend Karima are expecting their first baby together

Pro Green said: "And then, all of a sudden everything is different. It all makes sense.

"It's finally gotten to the point where it's impossible to hide, and unless I wanted to wear prosthetics (which Karima did try to enforce - she wanted to give me a nose like Cyrano De Bergerac?! Some sort of drama school fantasy... obviously I was having none of it) there was no more sneaking into appointments - not even during the current climate, having to wear a mask and keeping my hood up with the strings pulled tight has stopped me from getting caught out at the hospital (but big up the security for keeping it shtum! Solid).

The rapper gushed over his beloved girlfriend as he shared the wonderful news on Instagram

"I've been overwhelmed with excitement, admiration and curiosity ever since we found out.

"I'm excited about meeting you. Holding you. Teaching you. Learning from you."

Gushing over his beloved girlfriend, Pro Green continued: "Never have I admired anyone as much as I have your mamma. She’s nothing short of remarkable, remarkable in fact is an understatement. To see the body change in such a way is fascinating, incredible, unbelievable, amazing, ASTOUNDING. Weird. Ridley Scott had to get his inspiration from somewhere...

"I feel a bit useless sometimes, pedestrianised; left to spectate from the sin bin as each phase plays out. It’s humbling; never do our strengths as men compare to that of a woman. I’m awestruck. Subservient (albeit reluctantly at times).

"I'm curious about everything to come; about who and how you’ll be, what you’ll look and sound like... and who’ll be the stricter parent.

"A friend told me the best thing you can do for your own anxiety is to have a child. It sort of made sense at the time, it doesn't anymore; THIS HAS BEEN WILD."

"My understanding of mortality and just how fragile life is have grown exponentially", he added.