has revealed the lengths she went to, to hide in the early days from her closest friends, especially co-stars and .
The reality star confirmed the happy news on Instagram on Tuesday with a heartwarming video that shared a glimpse at her positive pregnancy test.
Alongside the clip, in which she could be seen informing her family of their baby news, she wrote: ‘A moment I wasn’t sure would ever be mine 🥺🥺🥺 is here.
’It’s mine (and Jakes) and i couldn’t be happier to be sharing it with you all……Im having a baby [sic].’
The personality also shared a candid video on her YouTube channel, where she gave her 7.7million followers more of an insight into her pregnancy journey.
Part way through, while enjoying a swim in the pool during a recent holiday to Abu Dhabi, Charlotte shared that she had become creative with using drinks as props on nights out to throw 32-year-old Sophie off the scent.
Speaking to the camera, she admitted: ‘It’s four days until I tell Holly and Sophie. I can’t tell you how hard it has been, keeping this from two people who know us better than anyone.’
Revealing how close Sophie had come to guessing the truth, she continued: ‘Especially Sophie, because I’m with her all the time, I don’t know how I’ve done it. There’s been a couple of times that she’s actually been guessing, and she’s asked us a couple of times, “You haven’t been out in a while, are you pregnant?” and I’m like, “No! Just haven’t fancied it…”
‘Sometimes when I’m out with my friends, I have to hold their glass of wine in a Boomerang so that Sophie thinks that I am drinking,’ she said as she unveiled her top tip, saying it was an attempt to ‘try and throw her off the scent’.
The 31-year-old also told her viewers that she ‘cannot wait’ to let her closest pals know as it would ‘feel like a weight lifted off my shoulders’.
Charlotte and her partner Jake Ankers met through mutual friends and , before making their romance Instagram official in January.
During a Q&A session this month, the Celebrity Big Brother winner revealed that it felt they had been together far longer.
Replying to a fan who asked how long they had been dating, she replyied: ‘Seven months. It feels like a year the amount of stuff we’ve already experienced and been through together trust.
‘Actually, I think it’s technically only six-and-a-half but I like to round up.’
Charlotte previously had an off-romance with Geordie Shore co-star Gaz Beadle, but they went their separate ways in 2016, after , which led to her undergoing surgery to remove her fallopian tube.
An ectopic pregnancy occurs when a fertilised egg implants outside the womb, most often in the fallopian tube.
It’s fairly common but can be life-threatening, and it’s not possible to move an ectopic pregnancy into the womb to develop normally.
As the pregnancy grows, it can damage the fallopian tube or cause it to burst.
The chances of having a successful pregnancy after an ectopic pregnancy are good, but the star admitted in an interview to Metro.co.uk that the experience had .