She danced her way into the Strictly Come Dancing final last month but Frankie Bridge now has even more reason to celebrate.
The 25-year-old pop star has revealed that she and her husband Wayne – who already have son Parker, 15 months together – are expecting their second child and ‘couldn’t be happier’.
Frankie tweeted: ‘So excited to tell you that Wayne & I are expecting another baby later this year. We cant wait for Parker to have a little brother or sister Sadly I’m really unwell with my pregnancy and won’t be able to take part in the Strictly tour. I’m SO sorry. I was so looking forward to it.
She also said in a statement: ‘Wayne and I are delighted to announce that we are expecting our second baby. It is very early days, but we couldn’t be happier and Parker will make a wonderful big brother.’
However, it’s not all good news as Frankie is suffering from Hyperemesis Gravidarum, the same severe morning sickness which affected the Duchess of Cambridge during both of her pregnancies.
And the illness means Frankie has had to pull out of the upcoming Strictly Come Dancing tour.
She said: ‘Although this is such an incredible time for us as a family, due to health reasons I am sadly unable to go on the Strictly tour as planned.
‘I’m devastated that I’m missing out, as I loved Strictly so much and was so looking forward to joining everyone again in all those fabulous arenas. Thanks for the warm messages I’ve already received, they are really appreciated.’
Frankie – who married Wayne last year – made the announcement on Twitter.
While Frankie has had to pull out of the tour, her representatives insist it will not affect her girl group The Saturdays, explaining: ‘It will be business as usual for The Saturdays. The band will continue together as they always have through pregnancies.’
Una Foden, Frankie’s The Saturdays bandmate, is also pregnant at the moment and already has daughter Aoife with husband Ben Foden.
Just last month Frankie told OK! magazine she would love to have another child soon.
‘I’d love Parker to have a brother or sister – them being close in age would be so fun,’ she told the publication.
‘Wayne’s desperate to have another because Parker isn’t a baby any more. I don’t want to leave it too long.’
Frankie admitted that she found it tough, however, to leave her little one behind while she trained for competitive dance show, Strictly.