Strictly Come Dancing and Ted Lasso actress Ellie Taylor has revealed she is pregnant with her second child.
The TV star shared the news with a sweet snap of her daughter kissing her bump, captioning the post: "Excited. Terrified. Grateful. Hungry."
Alongside the snap, Ellie, 39, shared a message to anyone who may find it "weird" to see her post images of her pregnancy journey. She wrote: "Pregnancy has been a funny old topic for me over the last few years and I've sometimes found it tricky following prego people online.
"For anyone in a similar headspace, if the idea of the inevitable baby spam that will follow makes you feel a bit weird, then I lovingly encourage you to be kind to your brainbox and mute or unfollow me.
"I hope you'll be back but whatever your situation, I wish you love and clarity as you continue to navigate your own journey."
Pals of the comedian were quick to share their congratulations over the happy news, with Strictly's Neil Jones writing: "Congratulations!"
And Gorka Marquez adding: "Congrats!," alongside a heart-eye emoji.
Ellie and her husband Phil Black, who is an international news correspondent, married in 2014 and already have a five-year-old daughter named Valentina.
The couple choose to keep their daughter out of the spotlight.
Ellie kickstarted her career on ITV’s Show Me The Funny as a stand-up comedian and has gone on to write and perform five comedy shows – one of which is streamed on Netflix.
She's also starred in several TV shows, including Brotherhood, Plebs and Ted Lasso. She was the ninth celebrity to be announced to take part in Strictly Come Dancing 2022, joining the likes of Jayde Adams and Molly Rainford.
Ellie and her professional dance partner Johannes Radebe were eliminated in Week 10 after losing the dance off to Fleur East and Vito Coppola.
During her time on the show, Ellie spoke of the gruelling training that comes along with the competition.
"I am aching in places I never knew I had!" she told OK!.
"I said to Johannes yesterday, 'My boobs are aching!' He was like, 'You mean your pecs?' and I’m like, 'No, my boobs!'"
Ellie went on to speak about her experience with body confidence, revealing she's always felt "quite physically awkward".
"I’ve never wanted to watch myself dance, I’ve never felt comfortable dancing in front of other people, because I’ve always felt quite physically awkward – gangly," she revealed.
"So, to confront yourself in a mirror, watching yourself learning a dance, is quite tough. You sort of take a deep breath and go for it and try and take your own judgment away."
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