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Ferne McCann breaks down in tears during first interview about pregnancy

The former star of The Only Way Is Essex has been hitting headlines in recent weeks after it was revealed she is expecting with ex-boyfriend Arthur Collins.

Ferne McCann broke down tears as she took part in her first TV interview since announcing she's pregnant and planning to raise her baby as a single mother.

The former star of The Only Way Is Essex has been hitting headlines in recent weeks after it was revealed she is expecting with ex-boyfriend Arthur Collins, who has been arrested in connection with an acid attack in a London nightclub last month (Apr17).

She has been largely out of the spotlight since, but made her comeback as she returned to the screen on ITV's This Morning, on which she previously presented entertainment news segments.

Talking to hosts Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby, 26-year-old Ferne said: "It’s so nice to be here… I already feel so emotional, I don’t know if it’s just sitting on this sofa or that I’m just happy to be back.

"It has been such a stressful, surreal situation to be in. But I’m actually feeling good and positive. Because I’m pregnant, I think that has given me strength and hope to get through this."

Ferne is now believed to be 12 weeks pregnant, but the baby news was made public long before the reality star reached that point in the pregnancy.

Asked how she felt about people knowing she was expecting before 12 weeks, Ferne fought back tears as she said: "This isn’t how I imagined my first pregnancy to be. It’s not about what happened. It is about this baby. My main… I’m going to be strong, I’m going to try and keep it together… I really don’t want to cry. My main concern and priority is the baby."

Dabbing her eyes with tissues, Ferne struggled to control her emotions as she continued the interview, describing finding out she's having a baby as a "blessing".

She has also been overwhelmed with the amount of support she has received from fans and followers on social media, describing the public as "so amazing and so supportive", and crediting them for helping her through such a tough time.

When it comes to how she's going to be as a mother, Ferne said she is just getting increasingly desperate to meet her tot.

"I love a challenge, as you know, I think this is going to be the biggest one to date. But I’m so looking forward to it. I can’t wait to meet my baby. The future for me, I’m not going to say it’s going to be easy, but I’m excited and I just want to be the best possible mum I can be," she smiled.

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