Coronation Street star Catherine Tyldesley has announced that she is expecting her first child with Fitness trainer boyfriend, Tom Pitfield.
Catherine took to Twitter to announce her big news this morning, saying that she is “beyond thrilled” to be pregnant:
Proving in her exclusive photoshoot with Hello! magazine that she already has the pregnancy glow, Catherine expressed her shock at being pregnant just nine months after she and Tom first started dating, saying:
“If you’d told me that before my next birthday I was going to meet someone as amazing as Tom, the person I want to spend the rest of my life with, and that we were going to be planning for our first baby, I would not have believed you in a million years… it’s crazy.”
“It’s like everything has gone fast forward, but it’s not remotely scary. It just feels 100 per cent right, which is very different for me because I am the world’s most indecisive person.
“I will ask everybody’s opinion on everything, whereas I am totally sure about this.”
The actress, who plays Eva in the ITV soap opera went on to discuss her relationship with Tom, revealing: “People say that when you meet the right man you know. But I never ever believed that. I thought, ‘No, you need to get to know someone.’
“But after three months of being with Tom I knew he was absolutely The One. And it’s the most amazing feeling.
“I have felt strongly that being a mother is something I am supposed to do and when I met Tom I absolutely knew that he was the right person.
“It feels like the right time.”
Catherine isn’t the only soap star to be expecting a baby in the next year, with EastEnder’s Jacqueline Jossa also pregnant with TOWIE Dan Osborne’s baby, and ex-Eastender Martine McCutcheon also revealing her happy baby news just last week.
Congrats Catherine – we’re so happy for you!
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