Updated: 16/12/11 : 08:51:32
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Kian and Jodi wait for biggest day

Kian Egan and his wife Jodi Albert are expecting a baby on January 1, but the Westlife singer has admitted that he would be delighted if their new arrival is a few days early.

Speaking this week he said: "A Christmas baby would be amazing! It would be such a beautiful present."

He added: "But then it would miss out on having a separate birthday celebration, so it would be a bit unfair."

The Sligo-born star revealed that he and Jodie just can't wait to become parents saying "We're so excited. We don't have a clue what we're having, as neither of us wanted to know."

He added: "We're running around baby shops picking up cute clothing. I bought four or five outfits for boys and girls to cover all bases."

Revealing that has vowed not to leave his wife Jodi Albert’s while they wait. The couple are staying put in their Sligo mansion. Kian has the bags packed for the hospital and nursery furniture has been arriving.

'Daddy to be' Kian is really nervous but he’s besotted with the idea of becoming a dad.  The couple have been busy putting the finishing touches to their nursery in their €1.5m Sligo home.

Next month he will begin his stint as a mentor on the live shows of RTE’s The Voice but he says becoming a dad will be his greatest achievement to date.