14/01/2014 14:20 GMT | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

Michelle Heaton Pregnant With Second Baby

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Singer and reality star Michelle Heaton is expecting her second baby.

The former Liberty X singer announced her news with an interview in OK! magazine, and then took to Twitter to thank fans for their well wishes.

"Yup, myself and @hughhanley are thrilled we are expecting a mini Michelle or Hugh. Check out @OK_Magazine to find out why it was a shock," she tweeted.

"This is a very exciting time for us after everything that's happened.. Thank you as always for your love & support! Whoop whoop! Xxxx"

This will be Michelle's second baby with husband Hugh Hanley. They are also proud parents to daughter Faith, two.

Earlier this year, Michelle told us she wanted another baby before having her ovaries removed. Last year she had a double mastectomy to reduce her chances of breast cancer as she carries the mutated BRCA2 gene, giving her a greater risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer.

"I am looking at having my ovaries removed to help reduce my chance of ovarian cancer, but that's a little way off. We hope to extend our family before then," she said in our exclusive interview.