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TV presenter Christine Lampard expecting second child

The picture posted by Christine Lampard on Instagram

BROADCASTER Christine Lampard has announced she and football manager husband Frank are expecting their second child.

The 41-year-old, who is originally from Newtownards and presents the ITV chat show Loose Women, shared the news on social media at the weekend.

Posting a photo on Instagram of herself cradling her 'bump', she wrote: "A new year and a new baby on the way for the Lampards! It’s been a strange and worrying time to be pregnant but we’re hoping and praying that cuddles from family and friends are not too far off.

"Sending all my love to everyone going through pregnancy during this crazy time."

Mrs Lampard (née Bleakley), who has also presented TV programmes including The One Show, Dancing on Ice and This Morning, already has a two-year-old daughter, Patricia Charlotte, with Chelsea coach Frank.

He also has two other daughters from a previous relationship.

The couple first met at the Pride Of Britain awards in 2009 and married in 2015.

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