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Chelsee Healey announces pregnancy

Chelsee Healey is pregnant with her second child.

The Hollyoaks actress announced her pregnancy on Instagram on Tuesday by posting snaps from a photoshoot with her five-year-old daughter Coco. In the photos, Chelsee wore an unbuttoned white shirt and jeans, revealing her baby bump.

In the caption, she wrote, "Baby Number 2... I am Not Sure me Or the world Is Ready For Another Coco ! But WE are more than Ready (sic)."

The 34-year-old, who is three months pregnant, told Closer magazine that the pregnancy came as a surprise, but she is over the moon.

"I'm so excited to be pregnant again, I feel like the timing is just right," she gushed. "Coco has been asking for a brother or sister for so long. Plus I'm 36 next year and I'm aware as you get older, it gets harder. I was even thinking of freezing my eggs before I met my partner. It took me a day to get my head around it, but then I realised, 'Actually, everything's fallen into place'."

The former Waterloo Road star separated from her ex-boyfriend Jack Molloy shortly after she gave birth to Coco so she raised her as a single parent. Chelsee has been dating a new man for 11 months and wants to keep his identity private.

"The support I've got this time round is just completely different to when I was expecting Coco," she explained. "I've been a single mum with the support of my own mum, but this time I won't be on my own, my partner doesn't leave my side."