SCOTTISH golf star Bernard Gallacher and his wife have expressed their delight at the news their daughter Laura is expecting her first child with comedian Russell Brand.

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Miss Gallacher, who is also the sister of the Sky Sports News presenter Kirsty Gallacher, is five months pregnant with Mr Brand's first child.

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The 27-year-old has had a long on-off relationship with the Get Him to the Greek star, but the couple have recently got back together and moved into a cottage together in Oxfordshire earlier this year.

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Golfing legend Bernard Gallacher captained Britain's Ryder Cup team numerous times during his sporting career and has reportedly welcomed news of the couple's announcement along with his 63-year-old wife Lesley.

Speaking from their home in Ascot, Berkshire, Mrs Gallacher ia reported to have said: "Of course it's positive and we are very happy, but I'd rather not say anything about it now."