Stacey Solomon has been dropping major hints of her pregnancy prior to her announcement this week, according to fans.
However, many followers were left unsurprised by the news as they worked out Solomon’s pregnancy “weeks ago”, after several posts appeared to suggest so.
The Loose Women panellist was seen in photos in recent weeks sporting a selection of loose-fitting jumpers and baggy outfits, with one picture of her seen wearing an oversized grey sweater whilst stood next to husband Swash, 40.
Other snaps have shown Solomon cunningly hiding her baby bump from the camera, either by standing with her back facing forward, or by having her son Rex, two, and daughter Rose, one, sit on her lap.
Another way the presenter has hinted at her pregnancy has been by posting throwback photos of herself instead on social media, to avoid revealing her growing tummy.
Solomon was also seen sporting a furry white coat and a chunky knit jumper in one picture, convincing followers that this was in attempt to cover up her early pregnancy, rather than simply a winter’s tyle choice.
Rumours continued to swirl after Solomon opted not to attend Loose Women’s Christmas party this month.
Solomon reappeared however for the last episode of the year, letting the audience know that she is still a part of the show’s line-up for 2023.
The TV host’s pregnancy announcement comes after marrying Swash in July at their £1.2 million Pickle Cottage home.
Solomon wrote: “So grateful & can not believe I’m saying this…another little pickle is on the way…A HUGE surprise, but one that we are so thankful for ð¥¹ to the moon & back bub @realjoeswashy”.
Fans quickly passed on their congratulations, confirming what they had suspected all along, as one person commented: “I thought you were pregnant before Christmas noticed bump ages ago."
Stacey Solomon - In pictures
A second said: "Suspected a while ago actually but thought you’d be waiting for a bit to announce."
A third wrote: "I knew you were pregnant weeks ago. Congratulations."
"I knew it, the baggy jumpers gave it away," another remarked.
Solomon has two sons Zachary, 14, and Leighton, 10, from previous relationships, while Swash has eldest son Harry 15, also.
The couple share son Rex and welcomed their daughter Rose last October on Solomon’s birthday.