Charlotte Dawson expecting first child with boyfriend

Amy Johnson
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Charlotte Dawson and Matthew Sarsfield attend the Cocktails and Carbs event at The Laundrette on March 5, 2018 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Carla Speight/Getty Images)
Charlotte Dawson and Matthew Sarsfield attend the Cocktails and Carbs event at The Laundrette on March 5, 2018 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Carla Speight/Getty Images)

Charlotte Dawson has announced she is expecting her first child with boyfriend Matthew Sarsfield.

The reality star and daughter of Les Dawson is known for showing off her wild, no holds barred side on social media and the programmes she's appeared on, which include Ex on the Beach and Celebs Go Dating, but she's said she is now ready to become a mother.

The 27-year-old told OK! Magazine: “I might have liked to go out and have a good time, but I know I’m going to be an amazing mum and will do anything for my baby. I’m a really family-oriented person. I can’t wait to show people a different side to me."

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She's been with her rugby league player partner for four years with the pair buying a house together two years ago. While the pregnancy was unplanned, the couple disclosed they had discussed having a baby last year.

Charlotte's comedian dad Les suddenly passed away from a heart attack in 1993 when she was just eight months old. Now, her child's due date is just a week before what would've been her father's 90th birthday on 2 February.

“There’s every chance I could give birth on his birthday. What a tribute that would be!” she told the publication.

She added that the couple would be opting for "modern" names but the child will be given a double-barrelled surname to include Dawson.

A statue of comedian Les Dawson is unveiled by his widow Tracy Dawson, left and daughter Charlotte, at St Annes Pier, Lytham St Annes, Lancashire.   (Photo by Anna Gowthorpe - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)
A statue of comedian Les Dawson is unveiled by his widow Tracy Dawson, left and daughter Charlotte, at St Annes Pier, Lytham St Annes, Lancashire. (Photo by Anna Gowthorpe - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)

Charlotte regularly pays tribute to her father on social media and ensures his memory lives on with a series of traditions.

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Last year, she divulged that the family put a cardboard cut out of the star around the table at Christmas and she and her mother, Les' widow Tracy, also make sure to visit his memorial statue in Lytham St Anne's every morning on 25 December.

In an appearance on Just Tattoo of Us, Charlotte received a permanent tribute to her late father on her body as a large portrait of Les and his signature gurn was inked on the nape of her neck.