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Fearne Cotton announces surprise pregnancy

Alison Potter
By Alison Potter Published on 9 August 2012

Fearne Cotton announces surprise pregnancy

Fearne Cotton


Fearne Cotton has revealed that she and boyfriend Jesse Wood are expecting their first child together.

The radio and TV presenter announced her baby joy on Twitter, writing: “Jesse and I have some news!!!!!”

The 30-year-old then posted a link to her website with a statement which read: “Jesse and I are very happy to announce we are having a baby.

“We are over the moon, morning sickness aside (me, not Jess) and looking forward to the little Cotton Woods arrival.”

The Radio 1 DJ has been dating Jesse, who is the son of Rolling Stones rocker Ronnie Wood, since last July.

Although this will be her first child, it will be her musician boyfriend’s third.

Guitarist Ronnie, 65, is thrilled at the forthcoming addition to the family.

He told the Daily Mail: “Fearne’s a beautiful girl. They’re lovely together. I met her when she came to a Faces gig with Jesse at Cornbury Festival. I very much approve.

“She’s rock ‘n’ roll. I do wonder if she’ll become my daughter-in-law any time soon.”

Fearne revealed that fellow TV presenter - and mother-of-two - Holly Willoughby is delighted for her best friend: “She’s actually really happy for me. In fact, I don’t think she’s ever been so pleased for me.”

The presenter’s Celebrity Juice co-host Keith Lemon tweeted his congratulations as soon as the news was announced.

He said: “I am so happy for you Fearne. Honestly. Greatest news ever. Can't wait to see your milk trucks. Love Keith x.”

The Radio 1 DJ has publicly spoken of her happiness with Wood after a tempestuous on-off romance with former fiancé Jesse Jenkins.

Speaking in May, Fearne admitted to The Sun: “This time last year, I was probably quite miserable, but Jesse turned that around. I’m content for the first time ever - it’s a really good feeling.”

Speculation intensified this week that the former children’s TV presenter was pregnant after she was spotted leaving the Radio 1 building covering up her tummy with baggy jumpers and an oversized bag.

Congratulations Fearne and Jesse!

by Alison Potter

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