Tina Daheley was forced to deny that she is pregnant after fans speculated about her appearance following a recent episode of BBC Breakfast, 18 months after giving birth.
The presenter, 41, took to Instagram on Friday to discuss the ordeal saying her “body didn’t recover right away” and defiantly said: “The answer is no, I’m not expecting a second child!”
Tina welcomed a baby girl with fiancé Kane William-Smith last April and went back to work earlier this year.
Speaking up: Tina Daheley has been forced to deny she’s pregnant after fans speculated about her appearance following a recent episode of BBC Breakfast
Sharing a glamorous image in a black dress, Tina wrote: “When I hosted BBC Breakfast a few months ago I was alerted (as it is in the online world) to the fact that people were speculating on whether or not I was pregnant again.
‘The answer is no, I’m not expecting a second child! But I’m someone who had a baby, and whose body didn’t ‘recover’ immediately. In fact, it may never “catch up” and be the same as it was before delivery, but that’s normal too!
Tina continued: “I’d like to have the body I was before and I’ve recently restarted my relationship with fitness, so we’ll see how it goes, but if this is the cost of having a little piece of my heart going around the world every day, I would a thousand times more
Candid: The presenter, 41, took to Instagram on Friday to open up about the ordeal saying her “body didn’t recover right away” and defiantly stated: “The answer is no, I’m not expecting a second child!”
“And even though I work in an industry where it can work against me.”
Sharing a snap of herself looking amazing in the black dress, Tina explained that she “loved” the snap “apart from my body,” explaining that her “gut instinct was to crop it out.”
Tina proudly declared, ‘But I changed my mind, so here it is. This is ALL OF ME, post C-section, 18 months later. (See you on the couch @bbcbreakfast starting at 6 tomorrow).
Her fans quickly rushed to her support, writing: ‘OMG what an amazing gorgeous body! I love this photo and your words so much!’
Mom: Tina welcomed a baby girl with fiancé Kane William-Smith last April and went back to work earlier this year.
Someone else agreed: “Your body is a machine and the biggest you’ll ever have, I love your gratitude.”
‘You were beautiful before, you were beautiful when you were pregnant, and you are beautiful now!’ repeated a third fan.
A fourth said: “Incredibly smart, talented, funny and impressive woman, everything else is nonsense and yet it’s so exhausting.” More power to you, goddess.
Tina welcomed a baby girl with her fiancé Kane last April.
‘Head over heels in love’: The BBC News presenter shared a sweet smack of her newborn daughter’s feet as she shared the happy news with her followers last April
The BBC News presenter announced the news by posting a sweet smack of her newborn daughter’s feet on Instagram.
Sharing the happy update with her followers, Tina wrote: “Madly in love with our beautiful girl.”
Tina’s adorable image showed her newborn’s toes sticking out as she cradled him while wearing a soft flannel robe.
The new mom was soon inundated with well wishes and congratulations from her friends, with Susanna Reid writing, “Oh, wonderful news.”
Inseparable: Tina confirmed her engagement to Kane in January 2018 by sharing a photo of her sparkling ring (pictured)
While Clara Amfo added: ‘Yaaaaay! Congratulations!!’ and Ore Oduba wrote: ‘Awwww there it is, congratulations guys’.
Pregnant Alex Jones also commented, writing: ‘Yummy! Congratulations.’
Sara Cox wrote: ‘Ahhhhh yeyyyyyyyyy sending all the love to you 3’, while Davina McCall shared her well wishes as she wrote: ‘Oh Tina so happy for you’.
The baby’s arrival also came just weeks after Tina revealed that she and Kane had moved back home and started a “delayed renovation project.”
Here it is: Tina has become a fixture on the BBC breakfast sofa alongside the likes of Charlie Stayt and Naga Munchetty, Louise Minchin and Jon Kay (pictured)
Sharing a snap on Instagram on April 6, Tina explained: ‘Everyone settled into our temporary 9 month pregnant retreat for newborns!
“I can’t believe we started a delayed renovation project and moved home just days before our little one was born, but thanks to the incredible support of friends and family (and an extremely luxurious roof over our heads) we’ve somehow made it.” fixed.’
Tina announced that she was expecting her first child in December 2020 when she shared a photo of her bump, revealing that she was over five months pregnant.
Captioning the post, she wrote: ‘Some exciting news to share! Beyond excited to welcome a new addition to our family in Spring 2021. Thank you @bbcradio2 family for all your lovely messages this morning.
While the presenter generally keeps her private life off social media, her fiancé Kane occasionally appears in sporadic posts, including Tina’s confirmation of the couple’s engagement via Instagram in January 2018.
Tina confirmed her engagement to partner Kane in January 2018, sharing a photo of her sparkling ring on Instagram.
She captioned the image: ‘07.01.18 Making plans for the rest of our lives.’
After reading the news on Radio 1’s breakfast show for several years, Tina covered events such as the pre-election debate and presented her first Panorama programme, on the Manchester bombing.
Good news: Tina confirmed she was expecting her first child with fiancé Kane in December 2020
Since then, he’s become a regular on the BBC Breakfast couch alongside the likes of Charlie Stayt and Naga Munchetty, Louise Minchin and Jon Kay.
Speaking in 2018, the presenter said harper’s bazaar she “worked ridiculously hard” to get to where she is after her parents told her she would have to push herself even harder than her white contemporaries.
“I was doing the news on BBC Three, finishing at midnight and then coming to make breakfast, which goes back to what my parents said about having to work two or three times as long,” he explained.
Tina is the daughter of first-generation immigrant parents of Indian descent, who grew up in Nairobi and Tanzania.
She added that gender and class also play a role in the lack of diversity in the media, saying: “It doesn’t make sense to have, I say this as I tell my friends, a bunch of privileged browns in prominent roles.”
That’s not really representative. The further I get in my career I realize that there aren’t many people like me. I am from a very hard-working family.