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