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Ferne McCann confirms she's pregnant with acid attack ex's baby

Ferne McCann is under "immense strain" after confirming she's expecting a baby with her acid attack ex-boyfriend Arthur Collins.

Ferne McCann has confirmed she is pregnant with her first child.

Reports emerged that the former star of The Only Way Is Essex was around two months pregnant as it was revealed police were hunting her now ex-boyfriend Arthur Collins in connection with an acid attack at east London nightspot Mangle in the early hours of Easter Monday (17Apr17).

Collins has now been arrested and charged with 14 counts of wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm (GBH) and one of throwing corrosive fluid on a person with intent to cause GBH, as Ferne's spokesperson confirmed rumours the reality star is expecting.

"Ferne is grateful for the sympathetic way news of her pregnancy has been covered and people's support and obviously her first concern is for her child's health," the representative said.

"Accordingly she does not wish to discuss the pregnancy further given the early stage it is at and the immense strain that Ferne is currently under."

The statement also revealed that Ferne is no longer with Collins, referring to him as her ex-boyfriend.

"Nor does she wish to discuss her ex-boyfriend who she does not recognise from the events of the last week," it continued. "Ferne is in no way seeking sympathy for her situation and is determined to do all she can to have a happy and healthy child and face the challenges of being a single parent with all her energy.

"Her thoughts are with the victims of the horrific attack on Easter Monday."

Two people were left partially blinded and 20 others suffered injuries after the incident at Mangle, which is said to have occurred just hours after Ferne told Collins about the pregnancy.

The attack also came just days after Ferne and Collins posed for a photoshoot and conducted an interview with OK! magazine, in which they discussed their plans to move in together and their hopes for the future.

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