NELL McAndrew looks incredible as she proudly shows off her baby bump in a new nude shoot.
The star, who is seven months pregnant, stripped off as she revealed how she is finally allowing herself to become excited about her new baby after suffering a devastating miscarriage last year.
The former model, who has a six-year-old son Devon with husband Paul Hardcastle, was left heartbroken when she lost her child while just six weeks pregnant.
Nell, 39, told Now magazine: “I was six weeks gone and Paul and I were both looking forward to our new arrival.
“In fact, I was so excited to be expecting again that I did four pregnancy tests – I couldn’t believe I’d got pregnant straight away after we’d only just started trying again.
“But one morning I was at home in London, dashing around as usual, and I started bleeding. I researched my symptoms online and did another pregnancy test that read positive, so was still hopeful everything would be OK.
“But just to make sure, and because I carried on bleeding, I saw my GP the same day. He gently confirmed that I had, in fact, miscarried. I think deep down I already knew.
“I held it together in the surgery, but I had a good cry in the car.”
Nell decided to wait a few months before trying to conceive again, but she says when she did she quickly became pregnant again.
She said: “Paul and I were lucky enough to conceive as soon as we decided to try again last year. I think it was fate.
“Thankfully, I didn’t feel overly scared about another miscarriage because I don’t dwell on the past and I maintain a positive attitude.
“I’m just glad things are going well this time. With only eight weeks to go, I haven’t bought a single thing for my new baby yet – partly because I’m superstitious and partly because I’m so busy.
“But I’m finally starting to allow myself to get excited.”