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Ex-Big Brother star Noirin's joy as she expects first baby

FORMER Big Brother star Noirin Kelly has revealed she is pregnant with her first child.

The Dubliner is expecting a baby boy with her partner Jamie Holme.

Noirin, who hails from Cabinteely and featured in Big Brother in 2009, is due to give birth in February and said she and Jamie were eagerly awaiting their son's arrival.

"Everyone says it flies by but it doesn't feel that way to me -- I feel like I've been pregnant for two years -- if it happened tomorrow I'd be delighted.

"Because it's my first I'll probably be waiting ages, but I want it now," the 27-year-old admitted.

Jamie moved from Liverpool to Dublin where the couple have set up home together.

Confessing that she was initially unprepared for the first few months of pregnancy, the mum-to-be said that she found morning sickness tough and struggled at times to deal with the changes that early pregnancy brings.

However, with the first few months behind her, she is now looking forward to the challenge and is busy deciding on a name for her baby.