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It's an early Christmas present for Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon: The couple is expecting twins.

Cannon announced the big news on his radio show, 92.3 Now, Thursday morning.

"I didn't even tell my wife I was going to do this," he said. "I'm probably going to get yelled at for not getting permission... We are having twins!"

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