Pregnant Charlotte Dawson: ‘I’m having more sex than ever before’

The Ex on the Beach star opens up about how pregnancy has brought her closer to boyfriend Matthew Sarsfield, and her feelings on swapping her ‘wobbly belly’ for a bump

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by Lily Smith |
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She’s built up a loyal following due to her body confidence and funny, self-deprecating Instagram posts, including grabbing her belly and comparing herself to her gym-honed boyfriend, to flaunting her love of takeaways.

And now, Charlotte Dawson says that, despite being four months pregnant, her body confidence hasn’t diminished in the bedroom, even revealing she’s been busier than ever between the sheets in the past few months.

Charlotte, 27 – who’s expecting her first baby with rugby player boyfriend Matthew Sarsfield, 28 – says, “I’m honestly like a dog on heat – I’m having more sex than ever! The first trimester, I couldn’t be bothered, and it was a bit of a rocky road with my family life. But the second trimester has been a different story.

“We went on a date weekend away, and let’s just say there was lots of fabulousness! I just really fancy him at the moment – I want to eat him up. We’re so excited to be parents!”

Charlotte – daughter of the late comedian Les Dawson, who died of a heart attack in 1993 when she was eight months old – is due in January and knows her dad would be over the moon if he were alive today.

While the last few months have been tough for Charlotte, as she tragically lost her brother-in-law Glen to suicide in June, Charlotte says she can’t wait for her new chapter as a mum to start.

She says, “My first trimester was a rocky road, as we were hit with really tragic news. But I’m trying to focus on the positives. I can’t bloody wait to be a mum!

“It was mad finding out, and we’d been trying last year, but it’s worked out perfectly. I’m going to do a gender reveal party in September, but I have a feeling it’s a boy. I’m petrified of the labour, and was thinking about a Caesarean, but I’m not too posh to push!

“My dad would have been beside himself. And I can’t believe my baby is due so close to what would have been his 90th birthday on 2 February. I think it’s a sign – it’s funny how the universe tells you things. I won’t call the baby Les, but I’ll keep my Dawson name so there’ll be a bit of him in there.

“The baby will probably go into showbiz – they’ve got it in their blood! Maybe he or she will be a comedian. I reckon I’ll be a momager, like Kris Jenner.”

Charlotte has been open in the past about her struggles to accept her body, saying trolls and a desire to be “stick thin” had made her feel down and led to her editing her pictures.

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Charlotte poses for Closer in 2019 ©James Rudland

But while she says she used to hate her “belly” and “double chin”, Charlotte now makes light of her insecurities. She regularly delights fans by poking fun at herself on social media, previously telling Closer, “I think it’s healthier to take the p**s out of it, so I call my double chin ‘Bob and Belinda’... and I flap my bingo wings like a bird!”

At the start of lockdown, Charlotte – whose favourite foods are chips, Chinese takeaways and pizza – embarked on a high-protein meal delivery service, and believes her healthier diet in recent months helped her conceive.

The formerCelebs Go Dating star says that being pregnant has given her a whole new respect for her body, though cravings have taken a hold.

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Forbidden CGD couples

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Stephanie Pratt and Joey Essex in series 1

When the show was just a little bitty baby in 2016, Stephanie and Joey were its first ever forbidden celeb couple. Then dating expert Nadia Essex certainly made her feelings known as later Steph told us, "I try to block out bad memories, but she didn't accept that Joey and I were dating. She was evil to me when I was dating Joey, on and off camera."She was flirting with Joey."

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Eden Blackman and Chanel Sadie Paul in series 2

So this was QUITE the scandal at the time. Then dating coach Eden ended up hooking up with one of the civilian daters, Chanel, a Kim Kardashian lookalike who was brought in to date IRL Kim's best mate Jonathan Cheban (awks). It all crumbled though when Chanel found out he'd been two timing her and shared the messages online.

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Charlotte Dawson and Frankie Cocozza in series 3

She might be settled down with a baby on the way now, but back in 2017 Charlotte looked to the dating agents to find her love with a civilian. Instead, she found a "genuine connection" with disgraced X Factor star Frankie, before accusing him of using her for air time. The pair no longer speak.

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Tallia Storm and Seb Morris on series 4

Ok, ok, so not STRICTLY a forbidden romance, but Tallia and Seb were the OG exes on the show (to be extremely outshone by Pete Wicks and Megan McKenna two series later) and it was SO CLEAR when the agents had them in a room together that there was still LOADS of chemistry between them.

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Olivia Attwood and Sam Craske in series 5

Love Island's Olivia certainly had options on the show, reportedly hooking up with Ibiza Weekender's Callum Izzard,too. But it was Diversity Dancer and Jesy Nelson's ex Sam who she attended the final with, and fans were overjoyed at the union.

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Sam Thompson and Pete Wicks in series 6

Easily the most enduring love affair to have come from the show, Pete and Sam each met their soulmates in each other in series six and are still the best of friends today (even if their relationship does revolve around Pete ripping into Sam).

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Jack Fincham and Lauren Goodger in series 7

These two Essex natives seem like the perfect match on paper, which is why we were gutted not to see more of their relationship play out. TOWIE's Lauren dropped some major hints she'd been getting intimate with the Love Island winner, but later left the agency early to focus on herself.

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Megan Barton Hanson and Demi Sims in series 7

After breaking up with her Love Island boyfriend Wes Nelson, Megan admitted she was bi-sexualand on CGD dated both guys and girls. She hit it off with TOWIE's Demi and the two ended the series trying to make a go of it, but it wasn't to last.

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Josh Ritchie and Olivia Bentley on series 8

Made in Chelsea's poshest export Liv joined the agency looking for a bit of rough and found it in newly single Josh Ritchie, who'd just split from Charlotte Crosby. The pair were photographed snogging at a party and they both admitted to fancying each other.

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James Lock and Alison Hammond on series 8

Liv was also briefly linked to TOWIE's James but we much preferred the rumours about a romance with daytime telly hun Alison."I fell in love with James Lock on the show. This Greek God," she said at the time. "He did say one thing to me, he actually said, 'Alison you're my perfect girlfriend, personality-wise'."I was absolutely devastated. So I went to the gym and worked out. So personality-wise I'm his perfect girl!"

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Pete Wicks and Shaughna Phillips in series 9

The celebs might have to maintain a safe distance for 2020's virtual series, but that didn't stop Pete and Love Island's Shaughna hitting it off. She denied any romance but admitted, "Anna and Paul have actually said to me that they think me and Pete are alike in the sense that we kind of go along with things to be nice."That could be a perfect chemistry… He's probably not my type on paper, but he's lovely."

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Tom Zanetti and Sophie Hermann

Despite Celebs Go Dating the Mansion being rife with rumours of celeb pairings, it was superstar DJ Tom Zanetti and Made in Chelsea heiress Sophie Hermann who made a go of things. Viewers watched the pair flirt their way through the series before finally being set up on a date by Pau and Anna, with Anna telling Closer exclusively that "if a celeb starts to gravitate toward another celebrity, it is something we explore but we also try and keep them on the path of dating regular folk as well."

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She says, “I’ve struggled with cravings – cream, Golden Nuggets cereal and chips and gravy galore! But I know it’s important to eat well for the baby, so I’m going to get back to the healthy meals.

“I’ve spent so much time hating my body in the past and wishing I looked different, but then I learned to embrace it – I’m chunky but funky! I love my body more now I’m pregnant, although I think I’ll miss my wobbly belly when my bump pops out!”

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Charlotte rose to fame on Ex On The Beach in 2016, and met boyfriend Matthew the following year. And despite breaking up a few times since then – and Charlotte appearing on Celebs Go Dating for couple’s therapy earlier this year – they’re eager for their new life as a family to begin.

She says, “I’m like a chip, me. I may be hard and crispy and crunchy on the outside, but on the inside I’m soft. People see me all crazy, but I’m sensitive sometimes and I feel lucky to be in love and with someone like Matthew. I was panicking when I first met him, because he’s so hot!

“We’ve grown closer since finding out I’m pregnant – he’s so sweet and he can’t wait to be a dad. He kisses my bump. I just feel so happy now, after struggling with my body issues and with boys in the past. Bring on January 2021 and our new life!”

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