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The Apprentice star Dani Donovan announces she's pregnant with first child

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The Apprentice's Dani Donovan announces pregnancyBBC/Fremantle Media/Ray Burmiston

Congratulations are in order for The Apprentice star Dani Donovan, who's revealed she is expecting her first child.

The hair salon owner, who appeared on the most recent series of the BBC show, took to Instagram to share the happy news that she is pregnant.

Posting a photo on the beach alongside her partner Rocky Oliver, Dani showed off her baby bump, writing: "Blessed [baby emoji] [white heart emoji] September can’t come soon enough."

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Dani has since received a host of congratulations in the comments, with series 17 winner Marnie Swindells writing: "You are just going to be the most perfect mum! I'm so happy for you and @rockyoliver!"

Rochelle Raye Anthony, who finished as runner-up in the 2023 series, added: "GORGEOUS GIRLIE! Will make the best mum! Can't wait to welcome you to the mama's club! You're going to make the best mama time is going quiiiick!!"

Meanwhile, series star Simba Rwambiwa wrote: "Congratulations to the both of you, you'll be joining me with the sleepless nights hahaha."

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BBC/Fremantle Media/Ray Burmiston

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The baby news comes shortly after fellow Apprentice star Thomas Skinner, who appeared in the 2019 series, confirmed he was expecting twins with his wife Sinéad.

"We are so happy to announce that 2 baby girls we be joining our little family in June this year," Skinner announced last month. "[Our son] Henry is going to be the best big brother.

"Yesterday we had a little gender reveal/baby shower at our home to let our family know the fantastic news of identical twin girls."

The Apprentice airs on BBC One, with spin-off series You're Fired airing immediately afterwards on BBC Two.

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