Tuesday 17 September 2019

'I didn't think I could have children' - Actress Hayley Tamaddon (42) 'couldn't be happier' as she shares pregnancy joy

Hayley Tamaddon
Hayley Tamaddon
Hayley Tamaddon (Ian West/PA)

Hayley Tamaddon is expecting her first child.

The 42-year-old actress - who won the 2010 series of 'Dancing on Ice' and is known for her roles in 'Emmerdale' and 'Coronation Street' - has revealed she and her boyfriend Adrian are set to welcome a little boy or girl into the world, despite being told she would never be able to get pregnant.

Hayley - who played Del Dingle and Andrea Beckett respectively in the ITV soaps - shared the couple's baby joy on Twitter on Easter Monday, and admitted they "couldn't be happier".

Alongside a picture of her holding her baby bump, Hayley wrote: "EXCITING NEWS TWEET!!

"I'm so pleased to tell you all...

I'm expecting my first child with my wonderful boyfriend Adrian!!

"I've always wanted to be a mum and didn't think I could have children.  And now, at the ripe old age of 42 - I'M PREGNANT!

We couldn't be happier. (sic)"

Georgia Taylor - who plays Toyah Battersby on 'Corrie' - congratulated her former co-star.

She commented: "Oh darling congratulations! You'll make such a lovely mum."

Whilst 'Dancing on Ice' judge Jayne Torvill added to her Instagram post: "Congratulations Hayley, so pleased for you xx. (sic)"

Before meeting Adrian, the 'Shameless' star dated Marcus Brigstocke from 2010 until 2014 - and the comedian left his wife for Hayley.

At the time, the actress admitted she was too busy to have children and is "scared" of nappies.

She said: "My body feels 37 but I still feel 21. I sometimes forget that I'm going to be 40. It would be lovely to have kids in the future but for now my main ­concentration is my work.

"I'm not scared of nappies or screaming babies but I'm just not at that point.

"Not many of my friends have settled down either. I'm a workaholic. It's always work, work, work, I can't switch it off."

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