EastEnders star Shane Richie and wife Christie Goddard announce some VERY exciting news

1st Oct 17 | Family

Former EastEnders star Shane Richie and his wife Christie Goddard are planning to adopt a baby, making them parents of four and him a father of six. 

53 year old Shane told the Mirror:

"All I’ve known is sleepless nights and nappies, but we are talking about adopting. Christie wants to. She’s a great mum.

We could have more children of our own, but I think because of that it’s like, 'why don’t we adopt?'

We may foster, but because our children are six, nine and 11 we might get a baby."

Shane, whose real surname is Roche, has sons Jake Roche, from boyband Rixton, and Shane Jr. with his ex-wife Coleen Nolan. While he's close to his boys, budding actor Shane Jr., 28, recently decided to take his mum's surname for drama work, though has kept Roche as his legal moniker. 

Shane and wife Christie already have three children together.