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'Feeling blessed': Helen Skelton is expecting her second child with husband Richie Myler

Emmy Griffiths

Helen Skelton has revealed that she is expecting her second child with her husband, Richie Myler.

The expecting mum announced the exciting news on Instagram, sharing snaps of herself with her husband and their 17-month-old son, Ernie. In the first snap, little Eddie is laughing while holding a sign which reads: "Ready for my partner in crime, due Spring 2017." She captioned the photo: "Three getting set to become four. #newbaby #feelinglucky." She then added a second photo of the family together, writing: "#newbaby." A source opened up to The Sun on Sunday about the couple's happy news, saying: "They are excited Ernie will have a brother or sister. It's due in Spring 2017."

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Helen announced the pregnancy with her son, Ernie

Well-wishers were quick to congratulate the couple, with one writing: "Congratulations to you 3 and the bump," while another added: "Congratulations!! I love the way you have announced it too!" The Blue Peter presenter has previously opened up about keeping with her toddler son, revealing that he likes to make new friends on flights. She said: "It's definitely more challenging now he can run around. He's realised there are people on the other side of the seats on the plane and he likes to stand on my knee and tap them on the head so they acknowledge him, so that's entertaining."

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The couple are reportedly expecting their second baby in Spring 2017

The 33-year-old also spoke about how excited little Ernie is for Christmas. "On his birthday he just loved the paper – we bought him loads of presents but he just wanted to rip the paper and scrunch it up. But he's into the lights. He won't understand the concept of Father Christmas though. He's bright, but he's not a genius!"

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