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F1 presenter Natalie Pinkham expecting baby girl after twin turmoil

Published 04/01/2016

Natalie Pinkham is expecting a baby daughter
Natalie Pinkham is expecting a baby daughter

Formula One presenter Natalie Pinkham is expecting a baby daughter in June - after a difficult pregnancy in which she miscarried the girl's twin.

The TV favourite, 37, was expecting twins but lost one during the early stages of pregnancy.

She told Hello! magazine: "The first two months were a real rollercoaster . We had this strange phase of not knowing if there would be two babies or one or none."

But she and her businessman husband Owain Walbyoff, 32, were told by doctors that only one of the babies would make it.

"It was a really emotional time," she said.

Pinkham revealed that her mother and great-grandmother were also twins whose siblings did not survive.

She added: "It's nature's way and it is sad. My dad put it in a lovely way and said: 'One has made way for the other.'"

The pregnancy comes soon after the birth of the couple's first son, Wilf, who is now 11 months old.

She said: " I can't believe that so soon after having Wilf I am pregnant again. I feel so lucky and blessed.

"I always wanted a little brother or sister for Wilf, but didn't expect to get pregnant so quickly. I only did the pregnancy test to rule it out because I honestly thought ... this can't be why I'm feeling a bit funny.

"When I saw it was positive, I nearly fell off my chair!"

Looking forward to the birth of her daughter, she said: "I am just loving being a mum. This last year has been the best of my life, Now we've got another exciting year to come. I couldn't be happier.'

:: Read the full article in Hello! magazine, out now.

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