Former Corrie star Catherine Tyldesley is pregnant with second child

by 24britishtvOct. 11, 2021, 4 p.m. 28
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Congratulations are in order for Coronation Street and Strictly Come Dancing star Catherine Tyldesley, who is expecting a second child with her husband Tom Pitfield.

The actress made the announcement in an interview with Hello!, where she said: "We're absolutely elated. We feel so lucky. When we found out, I just burst into tears."

Catherine, who is currently 14 weeks along, also revealed the sex of the baby, stating: "Tom was in bits when we found out we are having a little girl. He has suddenly gone all mushy. I'm sure she will have him wrapped around her little finger."

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At first the star didn't think that she was pregnant, as she thought she might be going through the menopause or the return of her hormone imbalance — a condition where the body fakes pregnancy.

"I took so many tests as I was convinced I [wasn't] actually pregnant, but in fact my body was just mimicking a pregnancy," she explained. "So this time, even when my stomach was a bit swollen, I just thought: 'Oh hormonal imbalances again'...

"I was having terrible insomnia, which is still with me. I was so hot at night and unable to control my temperature. I started to panic that perhaps I was perimenopausal. I know I would have been a bit young, but it does happen.

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"It is not like morning sickness as you feel sick all day. It is the same thing Kate (Middleton) had, although I have not been as extreme as her. I was put on medication and that has been a godsend as I feel so much better."

Catherine and Tom welcomed their first child, Alfie, in 2o15 and tied the knot the following year.

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