Pregnant Pop Idol winner Michelle McManus tests positive for Covid

Pop Idol winner Michelle McManus has tested positive for Covid while pregnant with her second child.

The Glaswegian singer thanked NHS staff for their efforts with the vaccine rollout and said she was ‘grateful’ for being double jabbed as she shared the news of her diagnosis.

Posting a picture of her lateral flow test on social media, Michelle wrote: ‘Not quite the Christmas present I was hoping for but thankfully me & bump are now feeling a bit better.

‘So very grateful that I had been double vaccinated.’

She added: ‘Thank you to our incredible @NHSGGC & all those responsible for the brilliant vaccine roll out across Scotland.’

Michelle’s followers rallied around her after seeing the news and sent well wishes.

‘So sorry Michelle, but glad you and bump are on the mend. Take care xxxxx,’ wrote one.

Another penned: ‘I hope you feel better soon sweetheart.’

Michelle, who won the second series of Pop Idol in 2003, is expected to welcome her new addition early next year with husband Jeff Nimmo.

They couple tied the knot four years ago and have a one-year-old son, Harry.

After finding fame on the reality TV show, Michelle enjoyed a number one with her debut single All This Time.

She released her first and only album, The Meaning Of Love, the following year but was dropped by her record label a short while later.

Over the years she has made a number of TV appearances, including in a special of Gillian McKeith’s You Are What You Eat, and from 2009 until 2011 she hosted STV lifestyle programme The Hour.

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