Former Coronation Street star Catherine Tyldesley has announced that she’s expecting her second child with her photographer husband Tom Pitfield.
Catherine says she and Tom, who have a six-year-old son Alfie, feel ‘utterly blessed.’
The couple are expecting a baby girl, due in April.
The Scarborough and Viewpoint actress from Walkden says the news is even more special after she struggled with a hormonal imbalance that caused her body to mimic the symptoms of pregnancy.
And Catherine has told Hello! that during the early weeks she feared that she might be perimenopausal, the transition towards menopause, instead of being pregnant after suffering from insomnia and feeling hot during the night.
The former Strictly Come Dancing contestant has since been diagnosed with the debilitating condition hyperemesis gravidarum which was also suffered by the Duchess of Cambridge.
Announcing the news on her Instagram she wrote: “I can’t tell you how utterly blessed we feel right now. We are so happy to announce that @tompitfieldphotography , Alfie and I are expecting a baby.
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“It’s been tough keeping this a secret let me tell you!!”
The congratulations have been pouring in for the family.
Former Corrie co-star Michelle Keegan said: “Awww Cath this is amazing news, congratulations to you all xxxx”
Helen Flanagan wrote: “Dreamy. So happy your special news is finally out.”
And Lucy Fallon said: “Congratulations Cath.”
Cath, who played Eva Price in Corrie from 2011 to 2018, married Tom at Colshaw Hall in Cheshire in 2016.