Theo Walcott and wife Mel expecting a baby next summer

Daily Echo: Theo Walcott and his wife Mel pictured during their time in Southampton. Theo Walcott and his wife Mel pictured during their time in Southampton.

FORMER Saints star Theo Walcott and his wife Mel are expecting a baby next summer.

However there could be a clash of fixtures for the Arsenal striker if he is picked for England’s World Cup squad by boss Roy Hodgson.

Theo, 24, who left Saints in 2006 for the London side, could be in Brazil at the time the baby is due. He would have to attend a training camp in Miami before the tournament, which runs from mid June to mid July.

In a joint statement the couple said: “We are both very excited at such happy news just a few months after getting married. We are really looking forward to becoming parents.'

The pair met nine years ago while Mel – daughter of former Southampton mayor John Slade – was working at Claire’s Accessories in Southampton’s WestQuay shopping centre and Theo was at Saints.

They tied the knot in June in the Italian region of Tuscany.

Daily Echo:

Theo – who has recently returned to the Gunners squad after a minor abdominal operation - was a shock pick for the England squad for the 2006 World Cup in Germany but did not play any games.

He was not picked for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

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10:10am Sat 14 Dec 13

lillylooper says...

timing was never one of his strong points !
timing was never one of his strong points ! lillylooper

3:03pm Sat 14 Dec 13

issacchunt says...

Found what the ball was really for?
Found what the ball was really for? issacchunt

5:04pm Sat 14 Dec 13

SPIKEISLANDTRADER says...

Bet you celebrated after that GOAL , Theo , nice to see you found your touch
Bet you celebrated after that GOAL , Theo , nice to see you found your touch SPIKEISLANDTRADER

6:08pm Sat 14 Dec 13

Shoong says...

FYI Saints - get the contract ready.
FYI Saints - get the contract ready. Shoong

6:16pm Sat 14 Dec 13

solomum says...

Lovely news. Congratulations.
Lovely news. Congratulations. solomum

6:41pm Sat 14 Dec 13

userds5050 says...

He celebrated his first goal today by doing the Bebeto goal celebration. Someone needs to tell him you do that after your missus has had the baby, not after the point of conception.
He celebrated his first goal today by doing the Bebeto goal celebration. Someone needs to tell him you do that after your missus has had the baby, not after the point of conception. userds5050

3:28am Sun 15 Dec 13

Someone_New says...

userds5050 wrote:
He celebrated his first goal today by doing the Bebeto goal celebration. Someone needs to tell him you do that after your missus has had the baby, not after the point of conception.
Didn't do him much good tho did it... ha ha... gooners will soon be dropping down the table, as are soton, now they are playing the big clubs.
[quote][p][bold]userds5050[/bold] wrote: He celebrated his first goal today by doing the Bebeto goal celebration. Someone needs to tell him you do that after your missus has had the baby, not after the point of conception.[/p][/quote]Didn't do him much good tho did it... ha ha... gooners will soon be dropping down the table, as are soton, now they are playing the big clubs. Someone_New

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