Soap star Ali Bastian announces she is expecting first child months after tragic miscarriage

We couldn't be happier for the pair!
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  • Ali Bastian has revealed that she is pregnant.

    The former Hollyoaks star has announced that she is expecting her first child with husband David O’Mahoney.

    “We feel incredibly lucky,” the former Strictly star told HELLO! Magazine.

    “The moment I found out, I was so excited I could hardly speak.”

    “We feel incredibly lucky,” says Ali, who is currently on TV in BBC1 drama Doctors. “The moment I found out, I was so excited I could hardly speak.”

    “It has been brilliant,” added theatre actor David, who is currently in the West End production of Mamma Mia!.

    “We’ve always wanted children. It’s amazing what Ali and Ali’s body are doing. It’s incredible.”

    The expectant mum, who currently plays Becky Clarke in daytime soap Doctors, revealed that she has experiencing morning sickness, adding, “I can’t even make a cup of tea or coffee for anyone as that makes me feel sick. And I couldn’t go near a fridge or dishwasher. I can only go near a fridge now if I hold my breath.”

    “It took a while to process it emotionally,’ said the former The Bill actress, opening up on the tragic miscarriage that she suffered on New Year’s Eve.

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    “ I had been so excited,’ continued Ali, who is currently 17 weeks pregnant. “I’d wrapped up the pregnancy test and put it in the Christmas tree for David.

    “I think I was a bit naive about how fragile it all was.

    “I’ve now got to the point where I feel comfortable talking about it,’ she added. So many people go through this, which is why we want to be open.”

    The pair revealed that their baby is due in March, just days after their first anniversary.

    The duo tied the knot earlier this year after becoming engaged last April when they had been dating for a year and a half.

    Gushing about his pregnant wife, David added, “I think she’s going to be incredibly nurturing and loving.

    “Ali is going to be an absolute black-belt mother. She’s going to be brilliant.”

    Big congrats to Ali and David on their exciting news!