Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 21 October 2014

Hawkins announces pregnancy on air

Charlotte Hawkins announced that she is expecting her first baby

Good Morning Britain presenter Charlotte Hawkins shared her joy with viewers today that she is pregnant with her first child.

The 39-year-old, who signed up to launch the ITV show in late April, received cheers from her co-hosts as she made her announcement.

Hawkins - previously a familiar face on Sky News's Sunrise programme - told viewers after the programme featured the story of a woman whose waist had grown to 55ins during her first pregnancy.

She responded: " I'm pregnant, I'm happy to announce, expecting a baby - and that kind of story fills me with dread.

"I'm hoping I won't reach that record."

The presenting team already have seven children between them - Susanna Reid has three sons, Ben Shephard has two sons, and Sean Fletcher has a son and a daughter.

Reid joked: "Who would have thought that working on Good Morning Britain could be so productive!"

And Fletcher said: "That explains why you've been eating chocolates all morning every morning, and you force them on me as well."

Hawkins - married to husband Mark Herbert for six years - said later: "My husband Mark and I are absolutely thrilled to be expecting our first child. I've been looking forward to sharing the news with everyone, and can't wait to be a mother for the first time."

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