Celebrity Apprentice star Josh Gibson says he ‘can’t wait to be a dad’

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Celebrity Apprentice star Josh Gibson says he ‘can’t wait to become a father’ as ex-footy player and partner Ashley Bright prepare to welcome a son

Former AFL star Josh Gibson announced in March that he and partner Ashley Bright were expecting their first child together.

And the 37-year-old shared his joy of becoming a father in an interview with TV week to the magazine on Monday: “I can’t wait to be a father.”

Josh, who is currently starring in Nine’s Celebrity Apprentice, said he and Ashley will be welcoming a little boy in September.

Ready to be a dad: Former AFL star Josh Gibson shared his joy of becoming a dad in an interview with TV Week on Monday, telling the magazine: 'Can't wait to be a dad'

Ready to be a dad: Former AFL star Josh Gibson shared his joy of becoming a dad in an interview with TV Week on Monday, telling the magazine: ‘Can’t wait to be a dad’

“There have been many great things in my life, and some great achievements, but none of them will come close to being a father and having a little man,” he said.

Josh, who helped Hawthorn win the 2013 2014 and 2015 premierships, also said he plans to encourage his son to play football.

“There will be some football in his life, but in the end he can play what he wants,” he said.

Family: The Celebrity Apprentice contestant, 37, announced in March that he and partner Ashley Bright (left) were expecting their first child together

Family: The Celebrity Apprentice contestant, 37, announced in March that he and partner Ashley Bright (left) were expecting their first child together

Family: The Celebrity Apprentice contestant, 37, announced in March that he and partner Ashley Bright (left) were expecting their first child together

In March, Josh and Ashley shared their exciting news by posting a photo of themselves on Instagram with their baby’s ultrasound.

‘Little Gibbo is coming in September 2021. Hawks fans will be delighted to know that scans show a large left hand [fist emoji]!’ he wrote in the caption.

A second photo showed a close-up of the ultrasound, surrounded by blue and white baby-themed cupcakes.

Baby Joy: They shared their exciting news by posting this photo of themselves on Instagram with their baby's ultrasound

Baby Joy: They shared their exciting news by posting this photo of themselves on Instagram with their baby's ultrasound

Baby Joy: They shared their exciting news by posting this photo of themselves on Instagram with their baby’s ultrasound

'Little Gibbo coming September': a second photo showed a close-up of the ultrasound surrounded by blue and white baby-themed cupcakes

'Little Gibbo coming September': a second photo showed a close-up of the ultrasound surrounded by blue and white baby-themed cupcakes

‘Little Gibbo coming September’: a second photo showed a close-up of the ultrasound surrounded by blue and white baby-themed cupcakes

Josh and Ashley didn’t go public with their relationship until December of last year.

Before dating Ashley, Josh was in a relationship with mother of two Olga Kononchuk.

According to a report by the Herald Sun in January last year, they broke up in December 2019 after dating for nearly two years.

Whirlwind: Josh and Ashley only went public last December their

Whirlwind: Josh and Ashley only went public in December last year

Whirlwind: Josh and Ashley only went public last December their

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