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F1 presenter Natalie Pinkham expecting baby girl after twin turmoil

Published 04/01/2016 | 00:21

Natalie Pinkham and husband Owain Walbyoff
Natalie Pinkham and husband Owain Walbyoff
Owain Walbyoff, Natalie Pinkham and their son Wilfred attend the opening of Hyde Park's Winter Wonderland at Hyde Park on November 19, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
Natalie Pinkham attends the Boodles Boxing Ball at The Grosvenor House Hotel on September 12, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images)
The front cover of the latest edition of Hello! magazine (Hello!/PA)
Natalie Pinkham is expecting a baby daughter

Formula One presenter Natalie Pinkham is expecting a baby daughter in June - after a difficult pregnancy in which she miscarried the girl's twin.

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The TV favourite, 37, was expecting twins but lost one during the early stages of pregnancy.

She told Hello! magazine: "The first two months were a real rollercoaster . We had this strange phase of not knowing if there would be two babies or one or none."

But she and her businessman husband Owain Walbyoff, 32, were told by doctors that only one of the babies would make it.

Owain Walbyoff, Natalie Pinkham and their son Wilfred attend the opening of Hyde Park's Winter Wonderland at Hyde Park on November 19, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
Owain Walbyoff, Natalie Pinkham and their son Wilfred attend the opening of Hyde Park's Winter Wonderland at Hyde Park on November 19, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

"It was a really emotional time," she said.

Pinkham revealed that her mother and great-grandmother were also twins whose siblings did not survive.

She added: "It's nature's way and it is sad. My dad put it in a lovely way and said: 'One has made way for the other.'"

The pregnancy comes soon after the birth of the couple's first son, Wilf, who is now 11 months old.

Sky Sports F1 reporter Natalie Pinkham speaks with Sergio Perez of Mexico and Force India as she works in the paddock after practice for the Spanish Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit de Catalunya on May 8, 2015 in Montmelo, Spain. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
Sky Sports F1 reporter Natalie Pinkham speaks with Sergio Perez of Mexico and Force India as she works in the paddock after practice for the Spanish Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit de Catalunya on May 8, 2015 in Montmelo, Spain. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

She said: " I can't believe that so soon after having Wilf I am pregnant again. I feel so lucky and blessed.

"I always wanted a little brother or sister for Wilf, but didn't expect to get pregnant so quickly. I only did the pregnancy test to rule it out because I honestly thought ... this can't be why I'm feeling a bit funny.

"When I saw it was positive, I nearly fell off my chair!"

Looking forward to the birth of her daughter, she said: "I am just loving being a mum. This last year has been the best of my life, Now we've got another exciting year to come. I couldn't be happier.'

The front cover of the latest edition of Hello! magazine (Hello!/PA)
The front cover of the latest edition of Hello! magazine (Hello!/PA)

:: Read the full article in Hello! magazine, out now.

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