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HELLO! exclusive: Charlotte Hawkins reveals her pregnancy joy

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Good Morning Britain


Charlotte Hawkins

has spoken for the first time about her

pregnancy joy

in an exclusive interview and photoshoot in

HELLO! Magazine


Charlotte reveals that she and husband Mark Herbert were on the verge of pursuing IVF treatment

, having been trying for a baby for several years, when she found out they were expecting.

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"It took a long while for it to sink in that I was pregnant because we'd been trying for quite some time – years, in fact," she said, while being photographed with Mark on a 'babymoon' at

the Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa

. "We'd got to the stage where we'd started to think, 'Is this ever going to happen for us?' We'd actually just gone through the paperwork to go down the IVF route as we thought it might be the only option left for us – and even now there's a big part of me that

won't quite believe it until I have my baby safely in my arms



Mark tells


that he shed a tear when he found out his wife was pregnant.

"It was a very strange moment. I don't mind admitting I shed a tear – it took a long time for it to happen and it was a huge relief."

Charlotte, who glowed in a nautical Heidi Klein dress during the shoot, also says that her television show co-hosts were very excited to hear her happy news. "They were so thrilled at work, particularly because it's the first

Good Morning Britain

baby," she told



All the team have been brilliant

– and of course they're all parents so they've been giving me lots of advice. I remember the next day I went in and


[Reid] had already got me a baby book as a present, and Ben [Shephard] couldn't stop hugging me."

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