Nicola Adams and Ella Baig expecting a boy

Ella Baig and Nicola Adams are expecting a baby boy credit:Bang Showbiz
Ella Baig and Nicola Adams are expecting a baby boy credit:Bang Showbiz

Nicola Adams and Ella Baig are expecting a baby boy.

The 'Strictly Come Dancing' star and her partner revealed in February that the blogger was pregnant with their first child and the pair were delighted to discover they are having a son.

Nicola said: "It's super cool. I'm excited, happy, nervous and just wondering what to expect.

"All my friends have boys, so I was like: 'Yes!' when I found out."

To reveal the news they are expecting a son, the couple threw pink and blue at a blank canvas before covering it with a rainbow of paint splatters and handprints and peeling back vinyl letters to show the words "It's a boy".

And the pair were keen to reject gender stereotypes when revealing the baby's sex.

Ella explained to HELLO! magazine: "Being part of the LGBTQ community, I am aware of the issues surrounding gender reveals, as they often reinforce gender stereotypes.

"I thought this was a good opportunity to bring awareness to the difference between sex and gender and make it less stereotypical. We started off with the pink and blue, then got rid of it."

The 24-year-old influencer, who is in her second trimester, joked the baby is already showing signs of taking after boxer Nicola.

She said: "I think it's safe to say the baby is a fighter.

"It's definitely an active baby. From about 17 weeks I was feeling kicks and whenever we went for a scan – I don't even know what it was doing – perhaps backflips. I can actually see it moving in my stomach right now."

The couple's first embryo didn't take, while their second IVF attempt saw Ella suffer a miscarriage at eight weeks, but she and Nicola want their story to offer "hope" to others in a similar situation.

Ella said: "I hope our story gives hope to other couples who might be in our position.

"As soon as we started our journey and experienced miscarriage, I realised how little we know about it but also how common it is, and I knew I wanted to talk openly about it."