Exclusive: Pregnant Michelle Heaton: "I'm scared about having my ovaries removed"

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It's fair to say Liberty X star Michelle Heaton is looking forward to Christmas.

After a turbulent couple of years which have seen the singer, 34, endure a double mastectomy after discovering she was at a heightened risk of breast cancer, she's looking forward to giving her one-year-old daughter Faith a Christmas to remember.

Michelle Heaton and Faith at Christmas

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Michelle Heaton is looking forward to a family Christmas

Her post-op recovery period meant a family Christmas last year was out of the question, so Michelle's keen to more than make up for it this time around.

"This will be our first proper family Christmas and we can't wait to start our own family traditions," she tells us.

Michelle Heaton and Faith at Christmas

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Michelle is looking forward to spoiling daughter Faith at Christmas

"Last year I was in recovery from the double mastectomy and breast reconstruction surgery.

"I couldn't cope with Christmas at home – any mum will know how much preparation and organisation it takes – and so I couldn't give Faith the first Christmas I wanted. It was a tough time. But I'm making it up to her this year."

Michelle adds: "I really missed out on cooking a big feast last time so I'm doing a massive spread this year. I can't wait to spoil everyone and give them all a good feed."

Michelle Heaton and Faith at Christmas

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By next Christmas, pregnant Michelle will be a proud mum of two

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And this festive season is extra special for Michelle and her husband Hugh, as they're expecting their second and final bundle of joy as Michelle is set to also have her ovaries removed as a preventative measure, this time against ovarian cancer.

"I always pictured having one girl and one boy. I never imagined it any other way. Plus, I'd be risking my life if I had another baby," Michelle bravely admits.

"No matter how daunting having my ovaries out – and it is – it's necessary."

For more from our exclusive Christmas shoot and interview with Michelle, pick up a copy of Reveal's bumper Christmas issue, on sale now.