Stacey Solomon reveals baby is due next month after shock pregnancy

Stacey announced she was pregnant just after Christmas

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 12: Joe Swash and Stacey Solomon attend the ITV Palooza 2019 at The Royal Festival Hall on November 12, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Lia Toby/Getty Images)
Joe Swash and Stacey Solomon (Lia Toby/Getty Images)

Stacey Solomon has announced she's expecting her new baby next month - just days after announcing her pregnancy publicly.

The Loose Women star, who is married to Joe Swash, confirmed on 28 December she was expecting in a 'shock' to both the couple and her fans.

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In fact, it was such a surprise Solomon has confirmed she didn't realise she was pregnant for the first months, leaving little time for adjustment for the family.

In new photos, Solomon proudly displayed her baby bump in a series of loving photos with Swash taken in their Essex home, dubbed Pickle Cottage.

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Alongside the pictures, posted on Instagram, Solomon wrote: "Coming soon… Much sooner than we thought.

"When we found out we still wanted to have that first few months you usually would to adjust and get excited and enjoy it to ourselves, but that didn’t leave us with very long left.

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"So this time next month we will be getting ready to say hello to a whole new pickle. So grateful. While we had some time off we thought we better take some memories before it’s too late."

Stacey Solomon and Joe Swash (Getty)
Stacey Solomon and Joe Swash (Getty)

The new baby will be Solomon and Swash's third child together, and sixth overall.

Solomon has sons Zachary, 14, and Leighton, 10, from previous relationships, while Swash has 15-year-old Harry with an ex-girlfriend.

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Together they have three-year-old Rex and one-year old Rose.

Solomon shared the news on 28 December with a video showing the moment she gave Swash the positive pregnancy test.

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 12: Joe Swash and Stacey Solomon attends the ITV Palooza 2019 at The Royal Festival Hall on November 12, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
Joe Swash and Stacey Solomon (Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)

Alongside it, she wrote: "I know I've been so quiet... Didn't really know what to say.

"So excited to share this shocker with you all... love you lots."

She later joked she was "worried for her noon" as the due date approaches, while thanking fans for their overwhelming support.

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