14/08/2014 16:48 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

Jennifer Ellison Five Months Pregnant With 'Miracle' Second Baby

Jennifer Ellison five months pregnant with 'miracle' second baby

Actress Jennifer Ellison has announced she is expecting her second baby with husband Robbie Tickle.

The former Brookside and Dancing on Ice star revealed her happy news to Now magazine, calling her pregnancy a 'miracle'.

Jennifer had been told she was unlikely to be able to give son Bobby, three, a brother or sister due to cysts on her ovaries which can make conceiving naturally difficult.

She told the magazine she didn't even realise she was pregnant until very recently, as her cysts make her periods very erratic.

"I didn't even know I was pregnant until four weeks ago, and I'm almost five months now. I can't believe I'm having another baby in July - it's been a massive shock," said Jennifer.

"We'd both just come to terms with the fact that we probably weren't going to be having another baby any time soon - and now we're getting ready to do it all over again!

"I'd like another boy for Bobby so he's got a little friend. He keeps saying, 'The baby brother's in Mummy's tummy,' and I say, 'No it might be a baby sister'. But he says, 'No it's a baby brother!'"

Congrats Jennifer, Robbie and Bobby!