Maria Fowler is expecting a baby girl.

Maria Fowler

Maria Fowler

The former 'The Only Way is Essex' star and her boyfriend Kelvin Batey, who have been wrapped up in a whirlwind romance, are set to welcome a daughter later this year.

Taking to her Twitter account this afternoon (25.04.16), the brunette beauty uploaded a photograph of pink clothes sprawled across the floor, alongside the caption: "So excited to let you all know me and @KelvinBatey555 are expecting a baby girl. The preparation has begun (sic)."

The 29-year-old reality TV star attracted eagle eyes earlier on in the morning when she told fans she may announce the sex of their unborn tot, but it seems the BMX biker got there first.

Taking to his own account shortly after the announcement, he wrote: "It's a girl! Now it's time to get prepared and ready for her arrival later this year. Exciting times @MariaFowler (sic)"

The couple - who have been dating since August - confirmed they are expecting their first child last month on social media.

Maria tweeted at the time: "As its Mother's Day, @KelvinBatey555 and I are pleased to announce a new addition is on its way later this year (sic)."

The model previously dated her 'TOWIE' co-star Mick Norcross, and Oldham Athletic footballer Lee Croft.

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