Pop Idol’s Michelle McManus pregnant with first child at 39

She won the show in 2003

Michelle McManus

by Ellie Kirwin-Jones |
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Former Pop Idol star Michelle McManus has confirmed that she is pregnant with her first child after marrying "true love" Jeff Nimmo.

She announced her exciting baby news with a photo on Instagram, which showed her touching her bump with Jeff's arm around her, as they pose together in front of their Christmas tree.

So festive and adorable.

The singer wrote excitedly, "🎶 On the 10th day of Christmas,‬ ‪my true love gave to me ‬our very own little baby🎶 ‬ ‪Baby Nimmo due early 2020🤰🏻👶🏻😍❤️‬ @jnim8".

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Michelle got engaged to Jeff Nimmo during a romantic holiday to Tenerife in 2016 and they married in Scotland the following year, after two years of dating.

She was the winner of Pop Idol in 2003 and received a £1 million recording contract to release her debut album, The Meaning of Love.

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Michelle McManus

Pop Idol's Michelle McManus is expecting her first child at 39-years-old. She revealed her baby news on Instagram as she wrote, "ud83cudfb6 On the 10th day of Christmas,‬ my true love gave to me ‬‪Our very own little babyud83cudfb6 ‬ ‪Baby Nimmo due early 2020ud83eudd30ud83cudffbud83dudc76ud83cudffbud83dude0d❤ufe0f‬ @jnim86".

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Michelle McManus slammed Vicky Pattison for her cruel comments on Twitter ©Getty

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Her fellow contestants also went on to big things, including second and third place finalists Mark Rhodes and Sam Nixon, who went on to have a popular television duo act hosting TMI and Sam & Mark's Big Friday Wind-Up.

Sam Nixon, Mark Rhodes
Sam Nixon and Mark Rhodes went into presenting after Pop Idol ©Getty

In 2014, Michelle was the victim of body shaming by Geordie Shore's Vicky Pattison.

The reality star said some cruel comments about Michelle's weight in an interview with the Daily Mail after some "unflattering" photographs were published of her in the paper.

"'There’s a Michelle McManus inside me dying to get out!’ Vicky Pattison gorges on pizza and chips despite her ‘constant fear’ of gaining weight”, read the tabloid headline.

Vicky laterapologised to Michelle for her comments and told the publication, "There are a lot of things I did five years ago that I’m not proud of, and to be honest, I wouldn’t even recognize the girl I was back then”.

“I cannot apologise enough if my comments caused upset or hurt. I can guarantee even then it was not my intention, just my ignorance.

“I hope you can accept my apology."

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