Amy has confirmed she is 12 weeks pregnant and will give birth next year

Ex TOWIE star Amy Childs is pregnant with her first child.

The reality star confirmed she is expecting and the father is her jailbird boyfriend Bradley Wright.

She told OK! magazine: “[I am feeling] shocked but happy. I feel so overwhelmed and I keep waking up smiling.

“We’ve wanted a baby for so long, so we’re happier than we’ve ever been. We wanted one before Bradley went to prison but it didn’t happen.

The couple, who rekindled their relationship in March, told the glossy mag they were “thrilled”.

Amy, 26, and Bradley, 25, “fell in love straight away” after meeting in a Brentford boozer two years ago. They briefly split after Bradley was jailed for handling stolen goods but Amy said she couldn’t live without him.

Bradley confessed to OK! he didn’t tell Amy he was going to court with the star only finding out when he called her at 8.30pm from Wormwood Scrubs.

“The number came as an 0208 number and I thought ‘oh my God, he’s in prison. When he confirmed it and said: ‘I’ll be out next year.’ it was the worst moment of my life. It killed me.”

Amy told Star magazine: “When I split up with him I was like a different person. I couldn’t think of anything else. It happened very quickly, him going to prison, so it was hard for me.”

Amy Childs and boyfriend Bradley Wright in 2015

However Amy is happy she went through it, as it’s made her “much stronger”.

She added: “I’ve never been the type to get depressed, but I have had times when I’ve felt really low. I don’t want to ever get that hurt again.

“It killed me and it took a long time for me to build myself up again. Even though I had Jay complimenting me, I didn’t feel good in myself.”