Lauren Goodger teased fans about a possible pregnancy by posting a picture of an ultrasound scan on her Instagram page.
However, closer inspection showed that the 30-year-old reality TV star - who is dating convicted burglar Joey Morrison - had actually shared a fake scan picture with a turkey in place of a baby, a reference to overindulging during the festive season.
She captioned the picture: "Happy Boxing Day #Christmas (sic)."
At first fans posted a number of congratulatory messages on her page, with one follower writing: "OMG hope she is! She deserves to be happy," and another asking her when the baby was due.
However, others quickly pointed out that the "baby" in the ultrasound was in fact a turkey, with one person simply writing: "It's a turkey ppl. A turkey (sic)".
While Lauren might not be pregnant, she is extremely loved up with Joey, who is currently in prison.
She recently shared a picture of him on her Instagram page and wrote: "Merry Christmas to this one. Thank you for everything and we all wish you was here, not too long now and you will have your life back. I can't believe how strong you are to have done the time you have and are still happy and smiling everyday, your strength is you, the people who know you all know why you are in there and I hope now all news groups have been sent emails with the facts maybe they will now stop the bullshit they write. People will speculate and form opinions but everyone I speak to who knows you speaks highly of you and cannot wait too see you. Happy Christmas and 2017 is nearly here, if you know you know as people keep saying to me (sic)."
She finished the gushing message with a number of heart emojis.
Lauren has been notoriously unlucky in love, with a failed engagement to former 'TOWIE' co-star Mark Wright and a "toxic" relationship with Jake McLean behind her.
She previously said: "My last relationship was toxic and I jumped straight into a relationship with Jake and that turned out to be toxic too.
"I don't want that again. I want to find pure love with someone who has nothing but respect for me. I don't mean to sound horrible but I'm glad it's over."