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Amy Childs is pregnant

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Amy Childs is pregnant

Amy Childs is pregnant.

The former 'The Only Way is Essex' star is expecting her first child with her boyfriend Bradley Wright and can't wait to meet her little bundle of joy in March.

She said: "I am feeling shocked but happy. I feel so overwhelmed and I keep waking up smiling. We've wanted a baby for so long, so we're happier than we've ever been."

The couple first started trying for a baby eight months into their relationship but, when it didn't happen, the 26-year-old beauty feared she couldn't fall pregnant naturally.

Speaking to OK! magazine, she said: "We wanted one [a baby] before Bradley went to prison but it didn't happen. I didn't think I could get pregnant.

"We'd been together for nine months and I came off the pill in the summer and I thought it might take me ages. I was taking folic acid but it didn't happen. I was really panicking.

"I went online to find out why and it was the worst thing I could have done. I got so stressed out about it that I was drinking. Brad told me off for it but I couldn't help it."

The pair met in a pub in Essex two years ago but their relationship came to a halt last year when Bradley was sentenced to 16 months in prison for handling stolen goods.

However, the jailbird only served five months of his service as he was released early for good behaviour and he immediately went to Amy's salon in Essex to win her back.

After they patched up their differences, the couple decided to try again for a baby as Amy couldn't help but feel broody when she saw Bradley with his daughter Lexi, whom he has from a previous relationship.

She explained: "We wanted kids together soon after we met. I love kids, especially because Bradley has Lexi, and spending time with her made me want a baby more. I have a big family so I love having my nieces and nephews around."