Stacey Solomon: Pregnancy was a ‘surprise’ and fifth child will arrive ‘very soon'

Stacey Solomon says finding out she was pregnant with her fifth child was a “surprise”.

The Loose Women panellist added that the birth of the third child she'll share with actor husband Joe Swash can be expected “very soon”.

Solomon, 33, told host Lorraine Kelly on her eponymous talk show that she and Swash, 40, are “so grateful” they get the chance to “do it all again”.

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“Nearly there now, very soon,” Solomon said of the baby’s arrival. “It was a surprise but we're so grateful that we get the chance to do it again.”

When asked how she keeps the balance in her home life, Solomon added: “We do our best, nothing I do is perfect and sorted. I'm grateful just to be alive so I'm always really happy.”

Joe Swash and Stacey Solomon pose on a red carpet. (Getty Images)
Joe Swash and Stacey Solomon are expecting their third child together. (Getty Images)

Solomon shocked fans in late December when she revealed that she was eight months pregnant.

“So grateful and can not believe I’m saying this… Another little pickle is on the way…,” she captioned a video of her pregnancy reveal. “A HUGE surprise, but one that we are so thankful for.”

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How many children do Stacey Solomon and Joe Swash have?

Solomon and Swash are parents to three-year-old son, Rex, and 14-month-old daughter Rose.

Additionally, Solomon has two older sons from previous relationships: Leighton, 10, and Zachary, 14.

Swash is also father to Harry, 15, who he shares with ex-fiancee Emma Sophocleous.

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Solomon and Swash married at their Pickle Cottage home in Essex in July last year, in a lavish backyard ceremony.

At the time Solomon posted several pictures from the ceremony to Instagram, writing: “Forever. Me and My Husband. I don’t think I will ever get used to saying that. It all feels like a dream.”

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She later posted an image of herself with a then-eight-month-old Rose, writing: “I can not even describe the feeling of getting ready for our special day with my daughter.

“I’ll never ever forget these moments. Rose’s little dress was made from the offcuts of my dress. Before we knew we were pregnant with Rose we were going to get married last year. I'm so glad we waited until she got here because these will forever be some of the most special memories of my life.”