08/05/2012 12:16 BST | Updated 08/05/2012 12:33 BST

Nicola McLean Suffers Miscarriage

A heartbroken Nicola McLean has revealed she has suffered a miscarriage.

The former Celebrity Big Brother contestant - who was pregnant with her third child with husband Tom Williams - has told of how she found out she had lost the baby after a routine scan.

In an interview with OK magazine she said: "I went for my first scan - my 12 week scan - at a private clinic in Harley Street a week ago and there was no heartbeat.

"The doctor told me that the baby's heart probably stopped at nine weeks.

"We are absolutely gutted but we've just got to be grateful that we have two healthy boys.

"It's the first time it's happened so I've got to think of the positives - I am trying to be strong and positive and think maybe it just wasn't meant to be this time."

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The pregnancy was a surprise to the star, and she was spotted partying just days before she announced she was carrying the baby.

When asked if she was concerned her drinking in the early stages had something to do with her sad news, she said: "Yes, I did worry, but it was only one night and I didn't know I was pregnant."

Earlier today, the star took to Twitter to thank fans for their support following the interview being published.

She wrote: "Thank you for all your kind words Your all lovely it's sad to hear so many others have been through the same thing."