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I'm going to have baby boy says joyful Virginia

Gorgeous Virginia Macari is expecting a baby boy with partner Kaste Dahl.

The Diary can reveal how the half-Italian beauty opted against tradition to find out the sex of her first baby with her Norwegian partner.

And she was over the moon when she discovered that they are having a little boy, who is due in early February.

"We were talking about it for ages and at first, we weren't sure we wanted to know the sex. We thought it might be nice not to find out," the 35-year-old said.

"Then we changed out minds and decided we did want to know so I asked the doctor when I went for my scan and she told me it was going to be a boy."

She went on to say how she has "zero patience" which is why she decided to find out the baby's sex. "I'm very excited to have a little man to cuddle and spoil everyday," she added.

The pair are now planning on having a "babymoon" and going away somewhere nice and warm ahead of the imminent arrival.

The former Podge and Rodge presenter is 24 weeks pregnant but is not letting that get in the way of her social life.

She was out at the weekend sipping cranberry juice as she helped Brian Kennedy celebrate his 43rd birthday with pals.

And the flamboyant designer, who was on Celebrity Salon, added how she had "never been happier" as she prepares.

She is now back in Dublin full-time as she awaits the arrival of her baby, having initially found out she was pregnant while holidaying in Marbella.

The pair are now busy nesting at their home in Sutton with Virginia booked into Mount Carmel hospital for her big day.

"The time is flying so fast that I'm making sure I embrace every moment of my pregnancy. I am very lucky that it's been a great experience so far, thank God" she explained.

She added how she did experience some morning sickness at the very early stages but that has now passed and she's "full of energy".

Her partner Kaste already has two daughters from a previous relationship.