SAM QUEK has announced she is expecting her second child with husband Tom Mairs, just a few months after the couple welcomed their first baby.
Former hockey player Sam Quek is pregnant with her second child, seven months after giving birth to her first child. The 32-year-old and her husband Tom Mairs welcomed daughter Molly into the world in March this year.
The Question of Sport panellist is 17 weeks pregnant.
She told OK! Magazine that the new baby is due just two weeks after her daughter turns one on March 2.
Speaking of the news, the sports star told the publication that the couple were hoping to have a small age gap between their children, but didn’t expect to fall pregnant again quite so quickly.
“It was a surprise but we didn’t stop it happening, if that makes sense.
“We did discuss after Molly that we’d like kids close together and what close together meant.
“My close together was 18 months and I wanted to start trying after Christmas.
“But Tom’s close together was to start trying after my six-week check!”
The couple, who tied the knot in 2018, made an early start in trying for another baby as they thought it may take a while to fall pregnant following an earlier miscarriage.
At the start of 2020, Sam miscarried a baby at 10 weeks.
The TV star previously said she felt “guilt and shame” following the heartbreaking loss and did not want to speak to anyone about it.
Thankfully, five and a half months later, she fell pregnant with her “dream baby”.
Molly was born via emergency caesarean after Sam spent 27 hours in labour.
Sam recently made history as the first female captain on Question of Sport.
The former England hockey player joined the line-up earlier this year following a shake up of the BBC One programme.
She appears alongside rugby and Strictly star Ugo Monye, replacing Matt Dawson and Phil Tuffnell.
Paddy McGuinness is the new host of the show, taking over from Sue Barker.
The mum-of-one hopes her baby will be born before filming starts on the second series of the show, should she return.
In addition to her appearances on the quiz show, Sam also is also known for presenting sports coverage on the BBC.
This summer, she presented the Tokyo Olympic Games coverage alongside BBC Breakfast presenter Dan Walker.
Sam is also regularly seen. “Brinkwire Summary News”.