Fearne Cotton on the gender of her second baby

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Fearne Cotton has opened up about her excitement at expecting baby number two with her husband Jesse Wood, saying that she feels "happy, blessed and lucky" to be pregnant again. Speaking to HELLO! online at the Tesco Mum of the Year Awards the TV presenter revealed that she won't know whether her two-year-old son Rex will be getting a brother or sister until the little one arrives and that she has learnt from her previous pregnancy to relax and take each day as it comes.

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Fearne Cotton has revealed that she will not find out the sex of the baby until the birth


"I think it's amazing how much you forget what it's like," said Fearne Cotton, who welcomed Rex Rayne Wood on 21 February 2013. "You get to the point where you think 'oh God I forgot this happens and this happens' but then you remember to take it easy and rest as much as you can.

"The most important thing is your baby's health so I'm taking it day by day."

When quizzed on whether she and Jesse, whose dad is Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood, will be finding out the gender of their baby, the London-born DJ says that as with Rex, they're planning on waiting until he or she is born.

"I will be happy with either," said Fearne. "I have a step daughter [Jesse's daughter Lola] so I have that lovely scenario anyway. I just feel lucky to be pregnant again."

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Fearne Cotton and Jesse Wood married last year


As for cravings, Fearne says she's currently favouring "a lot of carbs and white bread" and happily admits that she has no fitness plan in place, saying: "Literally walking down the road is as tough as it gets."

The 33-year-old also spoke about how she managed to keep the news of her pregnancy a secret, despite mounting speculation that she was expecting after Keith Lemon's cryptic claim at the NTAs that one of his Celebrity Juice co-stars was pregnant.

"You're always dying to tell people," she said. "But you just have to wait for the moment when you know everything's okay. Also within the nature of my job, rumours spread so it’s always best to keep it to yourself."

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Fearne and Cotton welcomed their first son together, Rex, in 2013


Fearne added that Keith's comments were unfounded as in fact he had no idea that she was pregnant at the time. "He just laughed," she said of the moment she revealed to him that she was was actually expecting baby number two. "He found it hilarious, that's the kind of guy he is."

Luckily for Fearne, she feels that the her new addition will fit right into her family unit.

"I'm quite lucky in the fact that I have two step kids," she said, in reference to Jesse's son Arthur and daughter Lola from his marriage to Catherine Boone. "I go from being a mum-of-one to a mum-of-three quite regularly, so hopefully three to four won’t be much of a challenge."

Following her surprise announcement that after ten years she is leaving BBC Radio One, Fearne revealed that the decision was due to her want to try out new projects.

"It's time for a new chapter," she said. "There's never been a moment when I haven't enjoyed it but I had thought about it and having a baby made the decision slightly easier."

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