19/09/2014 08:08 BST | Updated 20/05/2015 06:12 BST

Pregnant Martine McCutcheon's Bizarre Cravings


Pregnant Martine McCutcheon has developed bizarre cravings for beer and washing up liquid!

Last week, the mum-to-be revealed she'd gone off meat since she became pregnant.

But that's nothing compared to her latest quirky cravings.

On her blog, the3 8-year-old former EastEnders actress wrote:

"I'm pregnant!!!! At last!

"I can shout it from the rooftops and justify my strange cravings (smelling beer and Fairy Liquid at all hours), my sudden vegetarianism (I've gone off meat) and finally my friends now realise that my unbelievable willpower to resist a cold corona or a glass of Pink bubbles isn't down to my new EXTREMELY strict four month detox plan but because, put simply - I'm having a baby! A little boy!"

Martine – who is expecting her first child with musician Jay McManus - said she took 'several tests' to confirm her pregnancy, before paying her local doctor a visit in London.

She wrote: "I wasn't sure what to allow myself to think or feel... but I know I was really nervous."

And she said her mum, Jenny Tomlin, knew she was pregnant before she had a chance to tell her – because of her 'glowy' appearance.

Martine added: "My mum made a good point – she told me to tell the few people I trusted and who would also be there for me and if God forbid anything went wrong."

Martine eventually went public with the news in August during an interview with Hello! Magazine, saying: "We'd always said that if we were fortunate to be blessed with a child, that would be wonderful, but we were very aware that it's not a given.

"As a woman in her late 30s who's experienced health problems, I thought I might have to accept that it wasn't a path my life was going to take, but it would have been a great sadness in our lives if that had been the case."

The baby is due on Valentine's Day next year.

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