18/01/2016 07:48 GMT | Updated 18/01/2016 07:59 GMT

'Celebrity Big Brother': Kristina Rihanoff's Pregnancy Announcement SLATED By Former Housemate, Nancy Dell'Olio

‘Celebrity Big Brother’ evictee Nancy Dell’Olio has laid into her former housemate, Kristina Rihanoff, for announcing she was pregnant while in the house.


Nancy has said that Kristina’s announcement to the housemates that she and boyfriend Ben Cohen were expecting a child showed a “lack of good taste”, during a post-eviction interview on Monday’s ‘Good Morning Britain’.

After being asked about the moment by presenter Piers Morgan, Nancy said: “I didn’t like it. I was shocked, that she was making this announcement and taking this opportunity. I mean, it was a lack of good taste.”

Nancy Dell'Olio on 'Good Morning Britain'

Referring to Kristina’s less-than-positive public profile before joining ‘CBB’, Nancy then remarked: “Perhaps she was doing something to gain back some reputation. I found it completely…”

Kristina gathered the group three days after the series began to reveal that she was just under three months pregnant with her first child.

Kristina shares her news with the housemates

However, her boyfriend Ben Cohen’s estranged wife, Abby, has hit out at the ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ pro, claiming she’d had no prior warning about the news before it was revealed on TV.

She told The Mirror at the time: “This news has come as a shock to us all. Please respect mine and my children’s privacy at this time.”

Abby and Ben were married for 11 years, and had two daughters together, until they announced their split in September 2014.

Shortly afterwards, Kristina and Ben went public with their relationship, having been paired together during his time as a contestant on ‘Strictly’.

Kristina is one of four housemates facing this Tuesday’s eviction, alongside Danniella Westbrook, John Partridge and Tiffany Pollard.

‘CBB’ continues on Monday night at 9pm on Channel 5.

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