'Love Island' star Marcel Somerville expecting first child with girlfriend

Amy Johnson
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Marcel Somerville attends the Virgin TV BAFTA nominees' party at Mondrian London on April 19, 2018 in London, England.  (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
Marcel Somerville attends the Virgin TV BAFTA nominees' party at Mondrian London on April 19, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)

Love Island star Marcel Somerville has shared that he is set to become a first time father as his girlfriend Rebecca Vieira is expecting a baby.

The former Blazin' Squad member told OK! Magazine that the pair found out weeks ago after attempting to conceive for the last few months.

On how he first learnt of the happy news, he said: "I was in the studio with my headphones on and she tapped me on the shoulder.

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"She had loads of pregnancy tests in her hand, just to make doubly sure. It was crazy! It's my first baby and I've been waiting a long time for this, so it's just mad."

Rebecca Vieira and Marcel Somerville attending the European premiere of Disney's Mulan, held in Leicester Square, London. (Photo by Ian West/PA Images via Getty Images)
Rebecca Vieira and Marcel Somerville attending the European premiere of Disney's Mulan, held in Leicester Square, London. (Photo by Ian West/PA Images via Getty Images)

Somerville, 34, went on to say the pair had sadly endured a miscarriage last year which they took time to heal from, but added that it had made them stronger.

It comes after the reality show star was told by doctors he "nearly died" after being hospitalised with diabetic ketoacidosis last month.

He told the publication: "It basically means the ketone [a chemical produced by the liver] levels in my body rose too high and turned my blood acidic. I was throwing up, felt light-headed. I lost weight, my face was sunken and you could see my bones."

Somerville, who was unaware he had Type 1 diabetes, spent over a week in intensive care before recovering.

He’s been with girlfriend Vieira for 14 months and was previously in a relationship with Gabby Allen after the pair coupled up on the third series of Love Island in 2017.