'Pop Idol' winner Michelle McManus announces pregnancy

Albertina Lloyd
Entertainment reporter, Yahoo UK
Michelle McManus is expecting her first child (Credit: PA)

Former Pop Idol winner Michelle McManus has announced she is expecting her first child.

The All This Time singer - who won the second and last series of the ITV singing show in 2003 - married boyfriend Jeff Nimmo in 2017 after two years of dating.

McManus, 39, announced on social media: “On the 10th day of Christmas, my true love gave to me Our very own little baby Baby Nimmo due early 2020.”

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Nimmo proposed to McManus during a holiday to Tenerife in 2016. They tied the knot in Lochaber in the Scottish Highlands in September 2017 and celebrated with a second ceremony in Glasgow in January 2018.

The Scottish singer released one album after winning Pop Idol and went on to become a TV presenter - co-hosting STV’s The Hour from 2009 to 2011 and has appeared as a guest panelist on ITV’s Loose Women.

McManus revealed in 2018 that she was considering gastric bypass surgery.

She wrote in her column for The Glasgow Evening Times: "You see it's not that I'm not for positive body image. I am honestly and I love that curves are celebrated today and not vilified like they were when I first started out back in 2003. But trust me this ain't curves I'm carrying, that was 5 stone lighter Michelle that was a curvy lady.”

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She added: "I’ve thought really seriously about gastric bypass surgery as a few friends I know have had it and they look incredible. 

"They rave about and say it's changed their lives and I'm so proud of them for taking that step but there's part of me that really wants to give myself one more chance to do it on my own. I've done it before so why can't I do it again?"