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She announced in August that she was expecting her first child, a daughter, with her ex-boyfriend Lee Cronin in February next year. 

And Lydia Bright proudly showcased her growing baby bump and stretch marks in a candid Instagram post on Monday, as she marked 12 weeks until she gives birth.

The former TOWIE star, 29, also revealed that her beloved mum Debbie Bright will be her birthing partner when she welcomes her baby into the world next year.

Bumping along nicely: Lydia Bright proudly showcased her growing baby bump and stretch marks in a candid Instagram post on Monday, as she marked 12 weeks until she gives birth

Bumping along nicely: Lydia Bright proudly showcased her growing baby bump and stretch marks in a candid Instagram post on Monday, as she marked 12 weeks until she gives birth

Taking to the social media site, Lydia donned a black bra and knickers as she stood in front of her mirror and confidently posed for the snap. 

Posing in a well-lit bedroom, the star smiled for the camera as she proudly put her bare, burgeoning bump on full display.

Captioning the snap, while also revealing the affectionate moniker she's given her unborn child, she wrote: '12 weeks to go ...... Stretch marks and all (thanks Dinky)'

She also used the opportunity to announce that the third series of her family's podcast was in full swing, with the first episode detailing her gender reveal. 

By her side: The former TOWIE star, 29, also revealed that her beloved mum Debbie Bright will be her birthing partner when she welcomes her baby into the world next year

By her side: The former TOWIE star, 29, also revealed that her beloved mum Debbie Bright will be her birthing partner when she welcomes her baby into the world next year

To celebrate the podcast, Lydia also did a Q&A on Instagram stories with various members on the family.

There, she revealed that her mum Debbie would be her birthing partner as she becomes a mum for the first time. 

Insisting that she'll be by her daughter's side, Debbie said: 'I’m going to be there, I’m going to be going "push Lydia!".'

She also joked that he'd be an 'annoying' birthing partner as after having had four children herself, if Lydia begins screaming she'll simply say:

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