X Factor host Natalie Bassingthwaighte, 37, has announced she is 12-and-a-half weeks pregnant with her second child.
In an exclusive interview with New Idea – out today – the star says she’s thrilled that she no longer has to hide her news from the hit show’s fans – or her fellow judges!
"I love it, I love being pregnant," Nat enthuses, anticipating a very welcome addition to her family with musician husband Cameron McGlinchey.
The pair already have a gorgeous two-year-old daughter Harper.
Nat’s done a great job in hiding her news until now.
Despite her expanding waistline – and daily bouts of morning sickness – she somehow kept her secret from colleagues Mel B, Guy Sebastian and Ronan Keating for more than three months.
She jokes she had to endure a couple of incidents of ‘baby brain’ during filming of the show, but no-one twigged.
"When I finally told the others last week they were lovely and claimed they had no idea, which I find incredible because I already feel huge," Nat laughs.
And Nat’s on-screen sparring partner Mel B is particularly thrilled about the news – for very cheeky reasons.
"She sent a text saying that I can be the fat one now," laughs Natalie.
For the full interview and Nat’s beautiful photoshoot with her family, see this week’s issue of New Idea._