Ashley James told her best friend about her pregnancy before her partner.

Ashley James

Ashley James

The DJ and presenter has confessed she told her pal Lucy Mecklenburgh that she was expecting before she told partner Tom Andrews and Lucy was there to give her a lot of advice.

Speaking to the Daily Mirror newspaper, she said: "She was one of the first people I told about being pregnant. She actually knew before Tommy!

"I remember Lucy saying she knew she was pregnant because her boobs hurt and my boobs hurt so I messaged her straight away. I was like, 'What do I do? What’s next?'"

Ashley welcomed her son Alfie into the world two months ago and she previously admitted she has a "whole new appreciation" for her body since becoming a mother and no longer "fears" how her body looks post-birth, something which she finds very "liberating".

She wrote: "Pregnancy and childbirth has given me a whole new appreciation for my body, and I look everyday at wonder at all the little changes. I've been documenting my body with total fascination ... I feel like we're taught to fear pregnancy, or how our bodies will look post-birth, but I feel like it's been the most liberating experience ...

"I look back at my body pre-pregnancy and realise any hang ups I ever had with my body had NOTHING to do with my body ... I feel like there's all this talk of 'snapping back' - I've been asked countless times whether I'm going to be snapping back, or whether I feel pressure to ... I wish it wasn't even a question we had to be asked. And I've seen women being shamed for their body's ability to naturally shake off their weight. The truth is we're all so different, and right now I'm just fascinated at how my body is changing daily. I'm in awe of what it grew, how it grew, what it went through, and how it's changing now. (sic)"


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