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Celebrities set to welcome babies this year including Sam Faiers and Lucy Mecklenburgh

With a brand new year comes even more exciting celebrity news, including the pitter patter of tiny feet in the showbiz world.

Celebrities including former The Only Way Is Essex stars Jess Wright, Sam Faiers and Lucy Mecklenburgh, as well as former Coronation Street cast member Catherine Tyldesley, are currently pregnant and excitedly awaiting their due dates.

But they’re not the only VIP mums-to-be, as Kylie Jenner, Dani Harmer and Sam Quek have also announced they’re expecting babies in 2022.

Here, we chart the famous faces who are counting down the days until they welcome their new arrivals to the world…

Vogue Williams

Vogue is expecting baby number three

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The TV presenter and her hubby Spencer Matthews are set to welcome their third baby in the spring. But Vogue, who’s already mum to Theodore, three, and 18-month-old Gigi, seems unfazed by the prospect of adding to her brood.

Speaking about how she thinks she’ll cope with three little ones, she said, “It’ll be the more the merrier!”

The couple, who tied the knot in 2018, are expecting another son.

“We’re having a little boy,” Vogue, 36, confirmed, adding that Theodore is “delighted” to be getting a brother.

Vogue, Spencer and their two children
Vogue, Spencer and their two children

Former Made In Chelsea star Spencer, 33, said it was “a wonderful moment” when they found out Vogue was expecting again. “We’re very lucky,” he said.

And Vogue added, “My sister Amber is my best friend and I want the three of them to be best mates.”

Sounds like a recipe for a very happy family!

Sam Faiers

Sam has a baby on board
Sam has a baby on board

Baby number three is on the way for former TOWIE star Sam, who already has son Paul, six, and daughter Rosie, four, with her partner Paul Knightley.

She revealed her pregnancy in November, sharing a cute black and white snap of herself posing with Paul, 31, as their two children kissed her blooming bump.

“We have a spring baby on the way. We’re so happy and feeling so blessed,” she said.

Sam, 31, who’s planning to keep the sex of her latest arrival a surprise, will no doubt be relieved there’s a bigger gap between her second and third children than there was between Paul and Rosie.

Speaking about her struggles juggling two under two, she said, “I found it a little difficult in the early days as I was breastfeeding Rosie while Paul was still in nappies and wanting my attention a lot.” What a handful!

Lucy Mecklenburgh

Lucy announced her happy news in November
Lucy announced her happy news in November

Fitness queen Lucy, 30, announced that baby number two is on the way last November, saying, “Here we go again.”

The former TOWIE star – who already has 22-month-old son Roman with her fiancé, former Coronation Street hunk Ryan Thomas – celebrated their latest baby news by sharing a snap of Roman holding her sonogram.

Since giving birth days before the first lockdown in March 2020, Lucy’s had her fair share of parenting dramas.

In September she rushed Roman to hospital after finding him “blue” in his cot due to a viral infection.

Ryan, 37, who has 13-year-old daughter Scarlett with his ex Tina O’Brien, later described the emergency as “one of the scariest times” of their lives.

Despite being famed for her healthy lifestyle, Lucy isn’t denying herself treats while pregnant.

During a recent holiday to Abu Dhabi, she posted a snap of some tasty looking pastries and told her followers, “My pregnancy cravings are very happy right now.”

Good on you, Lucy.

Malin Andersson

Malin is expecting a baby following her tragic loss
Malin is expecting a baby following her tragic loss

Love Island’s Malin, 28, is expecting a little girl on the same date that her late daughter Consy – who tragically passed away in January 2019 – was born.

While holidaying in Dubai in November, Malin shared a photo of herself showing off her blooming bump in a bikini, which she captioned, “I can’t wait to meet you.”

Malin cradled her bump while on holiday
Malin cradled her bump while on holiday

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Malin’s baby daddy is a good friend-turned-lover, known only as Jared. Speaking about how she and her man found love back in June 2020, Malin said she’s keen to keep his identity private, but explained, “I’ve known him for five years and we’ve always been friends.”

Sharing her pregnancy news last year, Malin said, “It feels surreal to be pregnant again, but I’m taking each day slowly and really enjoying and embracing each moment and milestone. I’m really loving the changes to my body. It feels like ‘home’.”

Dani Harmer

Dani is going to welcome a little boy
Dani is going to welcome a little boy

Tracy Beaker star Dani, 32, is expecting her second child with long-term partner Simon Brough.

The actress, who gave birth to their daughter Avarie-Belle back in 2016, announced her latest baby news in August.

Alongside a photo of herself, Simon and Avarie-Belle excitedly clutching a snap of her scan, she wrote, “Han solo had Chewie. Frodo had Sam. Shrek had Donkey. Now be prepared for the adventures of Avarie-Belle and as of yet unnamed bump.”

Ex-Strictly star Dani, who’s now starring in My Mum Tracy Beaker, has since revealed she’s expecting a boy.

In November she posted a super-cute video of Avarie-Belle holding up a baby-grow emblazoned with the words “Brand new baby brother”.

Unable to contain her excitement, she announced, “Guess what guys? I’m having a baby brother!” Too cute.

Brianne Delcourt-Kilbane

Brianne and Kevin are part of a blended family
Brianne and Kevin are part of a blended family

Former Dancing On Ice star Brianne and her hubby Kevin Kilbane are expecting their second child together this spring.

Skater Brianne, 40, had been hoping to keep the gender a surprise, but a doctor let slip that she’s expecting another girl at the 20-week scan.

“The doctor said ‘she’ three or four times during the examination,” former footballer Kevin revealed. Oops!

Bri and Kev, 44, already have four daughters between them, including 11-month-old Olivia, Brianne’s daughter Gracie, three, and Kevin’s two teenagers, Elsie and Isla, from previous relationships.

“We’re extremely excited, but we know it’s going to be a madhouse,” said Brianne, who fell for Kevin after they were partnered on the 2019 series of Dancing On Ice.

“We’re just going to have to wing it. Olivia and the new baby are only going to be 15 months apart.” Good luck!

Hanna Kinsella

Hanna is getting ready to be a family of four
Hanna is getting ready to be a family of four

Reality star Hanna, 33, fell pregnant with her and hubby Martin’s second baby just eight months after welcoming Maximus James in February 2020.

The Real Housewives Of Cheshire favourite described the news as a “massive shock”, admitting the baby “wasn’t planned at all”.

“When I did the test and it was positive, it was just the biggest shock ever. I was so emotional,” Hanna revealed.

The star is over the moon
The star is over the moon

Martin, 38, a cosmetic doctor, added, “It’s happy news. It’s starting to sink in.”

Hanna, who runs a dental practice when she’s not starring on the reality show, gave birth to Max via an elective C-section after enduring a tough 18-hour labour.

Speaking about how she’s going to juggle two young children, she said, “My life is so hectic as it is, with the businesses and filming, I just think, ‘What am I going to do with two babies?’”

Let’s hope Martin’s a dab hand at changing nappies!

Catherine Tyldesley

Cath cradles her baby bump
Cath cradles her baby bump

Former Corrie star Cath, 38, is already mum to Alfie, six, and says she’s “absolutely elated” to have another baby on the way. But her latest pregnancy hasn’t been plain sailing. As well as severe morning sickness, the star’s been suffering from insomnia.

“I’m averaging two to three hours’ sleep a night. It’s horrendous,” she revealed last month.

And opening up about the nausea that plagued the early months of her pregnancy, she said, “I just started a new job for ITV on a drama and suddenly I was spending the whole time trying not to throw up on the other actors.”

Alfie is going to be a big brother
Alfie is going to be a big brother

The ex-Strictly star, who’s married to photographer Tom Pitfield, is expecting a daughter and believes that’s why this pregnancy is so different.

“Your body just handles things really differently with a girl,” she said. “I’ve had to spend nearly £200 on bras because my boobs appear to have a life of their own. Alfie’s started to call them my udders.”

Kylie Jenner

Kylie Jenner is pregnant with baby number two
Kylie Jenner is pregnant with baby number two

Make-up mogul Kylie, 24, shared her baby news on September 7, posting a video of a positive pregnancy test – and footage of delighted baby daddy Travis – on Instagram.

The reality star, who already has three-year-old daughter Stormi with Travis, has kept her due date under wraps, but last August a source claimed she was “already a few months along”.

The couple, who’ve been keeping a low profile since ten people tragically died at Travis’s Astroworld festival in November, are keeping the gender of their second baby a surprise.

Stormi will be getting a brother or sister
Stormi will be getting a brother or sister

Asked about possible names last year, Kylie said, “Well, we need to find out the gender first, and we decided to wait.”

Opening up about her pregnancy cravings, the star revealed she’s developed a seriously sweet tooth. “I’ve been really into candy,” she admitted.

Last month, Khloé Kardashian hit back at the rumours that Kylie and Travis, 30, aren’t actually an item, commenting on TikTok that they “are very much a couple”.

Jess Wright

Jess shared a touching message when she announced her pregnancy
Jess shared a touching message when she announced her pregnancy

Mum-to-be Jess, 36, says she’s been going through a “hell of a lot of emotions” since finding out she’s expecting a baby in “spring 2022”.

The former TOWIE star married businessman William Lee-Kemp in September and announced they’re set to welcome their first baby just two months later.

In a compassionate Instagram post, Jess said she hoped her good news won’t be a “trigger” for anyone struggling to conceive.

Admitting that she feels “scared, excited, grateful, vulnerable and quite frankly totally and utterly overwhelmed”, the TV star went on to say, “My heart goes out to anyone that this was a trigger for.

“In the past few years my world has been opened up to the realm of fertility and all the struggles that can come with it.”

She also described her pregnancy as a “blessing” that she wouldn’t take for granted.

Hopefully Uncle Mark and Auntie Michelle will be available to help out if she ever needs a babysitter!

Sam Quek

Sam is delighted to be expecting a second child
Sam is delighted to be expecting a second child

The former Olympian, 33, announced she’s expecting her second child only seven months after giving birth to her little girl, Molly, in March 2021.

Question Of Sport team captain Sam and her hubby Tom Mairs are due to welcome their new baby just two weeks after Molly celebrates her first birthday on 2 March.

“It’s come along quite quickly, so we were pleasantly surprised,” said the star.

Sam’s baby joy comes after she suffered a heartbreaking miscarriage in January 2020. Speaking about how she coped, she said, “It’s such a traumatic thing, such a rollercoaster, and I found talking about it made a massive difference.”

Sam has described little Molly as a “dream baby” as she’s been sleeping through the night since she was only two months old.

“I’ve loved every minute of being a mum. Everyone always says your life completely changes and it really does,” she said last year.

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