Sky Sports F1 host Natalie Pinkham is swapping the fast lane for the buggy run as ! can exclusively reveal the wonderful news she is expecting her first baby with husband Owain Walbyoff.
The 35-year-old presenter was thrilled when she learnt she was pregnant after “feeling different” whilst covering the Barcelona Grand Prix in May.
Natalie Pinkham and her husband Owain Walbyoff
“When I got home I thought I”d just do a test and see. I was so shocked when it said I was pregnant that I did two just to check,” said the excited mum-to-be.
“I usually buy Owain a present from each race so I wrapped up the positive tests for him. When he opened them it was so sweet, he was trying to keep his emotions in check but he couldn”t stop smiling. It”s what we”ve always wanted, we”re both so excited.”
Natalie Pinkham”s baby scan
Despite her extra passenger, Natalie has no plans to pull on the brakes. All being well she will carry on jetting around the world covering the F1 until close to the end of the season in November.
And looking into the future she has just signed a three year deal with Sky Sports to get her back on the track after her maternity leave is over.
Natalie Pinkham showed signs of a baby bump earlier in July
Speaking from Germany where she is covering this weekend”s Grand Prix she told !: “I feel amazing, I keep waking up thinking “am I feeling sick” but I haven”t so far. It is a problem though because I keep forgetting and I”ll be running around the track filming and think “oops I should really slow down a bit”. I’m just going to see how I go and take each race at a time.”