Tracy Beaker star Dani Harmer has announced the gender of the baby she’s expecting with boyfriend Simon Brough.
The actress announced last month that she’ll be welcoming a little one this summer, and now she’s revealed the gender of her baby to Hello! magazine.
In just a few months, Dani and boyfriend Simon will be having a little girl!
Speaking to the magazine, Dani said: ‘This means I can surround myself with all things pink and girly. I thought it was going to be a girl and I can’t believe I was right! Mothers instinct is an actual thing! The whole family is very excited – especially the nannys. She is going to be incredibly spoilt and loved.’
Talking about her experience with pregnancy so far, the former child actress said they are both ‘over the moon’.
‘I still wake up every morning and go, “I’m pregnant.” It was amazing seeing the scan. I find the whole thing absolutely fascinating. What an amazing, clever thing to be going on inside my body’, she said.
Dani, who played troubled child Tracy Beaker from 2002 to 2007, also said she feels excited and nervous about becoming a mother for the first time.
‘I absolutely can’t wait. I’m also really nervous. But I guess I just have to take each day as it comes. I’ve always wanted to be a mum.’
Dani was on Strictly Come Dancing in 2012
When reflecting on what her parenting style will be like, Dani says she will follow in her mum’s footsteps.
‘I want to be a fun mum. My mum was really fun and she was a friend as well as a mum. That’s what I’d like to have with my child’, said the former Strictly Come Dancing contestant.
‘I know I can tell my mum absolutely anything. I think if you can find the balance between respect and friendship, combining all those things into one, that would be perfect.’
Dani and her boyfriend have been together for almost a year, but have decided not to get married yet.
The father-to-be told Hello!: ‘Starting a family is something we’ve joked about pretty much from day one. But we don’t want to get married just because we’re having a baby.’
He also shared one of his girlfriend’s special wishes for the big day, which sounds pretty cute: ‘Dani wants the little one to walk up the aisle with us, so we’ll have to wait a fair few years for that.’
Even though she’s now 26 and expecting a baby, Dani says people still see her as a child: ‘People still see me as a teenager. I did the Rocky Horror Show a couple of years ago and some people were like: “Hang on… Tracy Beaker’s going to be in her underwear on stage?’
Congratulations to the expecting parents!