The Project’s Rachel Corbett announces pregnancy live on-air

The Project star Rachel Corbett has announced that she is expecting her first child.

The TV journalist shared the exciting news during Wednesday night’s episode of the Channel Ten show, with her co-stars Carrie Bickmore, Waleed Aly and Peter Helliar releasing confetti to celebrate.

The Project’s Rachel Corbett.
The Project’s Rachel Corbett has announced that she is pregnant. Photo: Channel Ten

“I can no longer hold it in because the wardrobe department is sick of trying to hide it… I’m pregnant!” she shouted.

The studio then erupted into applause as the song Celebration began playing and the panellists launched confetti into the air.

Carrie jumped in fright after Peter shot his cannon, while Waleed accidentally shot his backwards.


“Okay, give us the goss, what’s happening? This is amazing, congratulations,” Carrie said as she gave Rachel a hug.

“Thank you my love,” she replied. “I'm doing it solo, which is great for me, but you find when you tell people it is hilarious because they literally think that it's a choice of last resort.

“You go, ‘I’m doing it on my own’ and they’re like, ‘Oh’. And then you have to spend the next 30 minutes explaining that you’re not crying yourself to sleep at night.”

Rachel went on to say that it’s “the perfect decision” for herself and it feels like “exactly the right thing to do”, and also revealed that she’s having a girl.

“I’m really excited,” she added.

The Project’s Carrie Bickmore and Rachel Corbett.
Rachel shared that she’s ‘doing it solo’ and feels ‘really excited’. Photo: Instagram/_rachelcorbett

‘What a lucky baby’

Rachel later took to social media to share a photo of herself and Carrie holding hands on her stomach and looking excited.

“No turning back now!” she wrote. “Here’s hoping I can manage the family/career juggle half as impressively as you have @bickmorecarrie (and with 3, you bloody show off).”

A number of her famous followers quickly took to the comments to share congratulatory messages, including Dr Chris Brown, Casey Donovan, and her fellow Project hosts Jan Fran and Gorgi Coghlan.

“Such beautiful news! Blessings!” Mia Freedman wrote. “You’re going to be an incredible mother. What a lucky baby.”

“So happy for you Rach. Such a lucky bub,” Lisa Wilkinson added, while Myf Warhurst said, “Love this news for you!”.

“Amazing!!!!!! This is goals!! I feel this on so many levels!!” Angie Kent shared. “If you can do it on your own… why wouldn’t ya! That baby is going to be soooo loved! Congrats queen!”

“Congrats to my boss!!!!” Yvie Jones wrote on her Instagram Story. “I’m so happy for you lovely and so proud you’re doing it by yourself. You’ll be an amazing mother and I can’t wait to meet your daughter xx”

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