Maria Fowler has revealed she's going to have a baby girl with husband Kelvin Batey.

The former The Only Way Is Essex star took to her Instagram to announce the news in a sweet post as she told her 162,000 fans that her daughter Evie will become a big sister.

Maria, 33, shared an adorable photo of a very excited-looking Evie, two, sitting on a bed and clasping her hands together as the wall behind her spelled out the words: "It's a girl" and was surrounded by pink balloons.

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She captioned it: "A little sister. Our hearts are so full," alongside two pink heart emojis.

Celebrity friends were overjoyed by the news as Lauren Pope, who recently showed off her blossoming baby bump, wrote: "Omg I love this pic," together with several heart-eyed cat emojis.

Katie Piper said: "Congratulations," with a pink heart emoji as Jessica Wright chimed: "Congratulations," alongside three pink heart emojis.

Fans were equally excited about the news as one person commented: "Congratulations we’re thrilled to bits for all of you , just vin look at her little face x". [sic]

Another wrote: "This is beautiful congrats #twogyals". [sic]

While a third added: "Congratulations and what a photo that is.. got to try again after and get a boy," alongside a blue heart emoji.

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To which Maria, who married her 38 year old other half in secret, responded: "hahaha I’m happy with 2 girls," [sic] alongside two laughing emojis.

Earlier in the day, the brunette beauty teased the news as she shared an adorable clip of her daughter Evie telling fans: "Me, mummy and daddy have got a special surprise for you. We're gonna tell you at five o'clock."

Last month, the reality star also shared a video of her family going to the hospital for her 12-week ultrasound, but felt nervous about going in alone.

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As the coronavirus rages on, strict restrictions mean visitors are not allowed in the certain areas of the hospital. In a clip, she explained: ""I'm on my way to my 12-week scan. I feel really nervous about this.

"I'm feeling apprehensive about this, because obviously Kelvin can't come with me. We have had an early scan – we had the heartbeat and stuff. It's just a bit of a weird one really."

She added: "It's just not the way you want it to be, but it is what it is. We've all got to do this together."

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