Could there be another baby on the way for Fearne Cotton? The National Television Awards 2015 has got us thinking...

We’re used to Keith Lemon‘s cheeky banter but he might just have dropped a MAJOR bombshell at the National Television Awards on Wednesday night.

The presenter – and alias of comedian Leigh Francis – picked up the Multichannel award for his show Celebrity Juice, but team captains Fearne Cotton and Holly Willoughby were noticeably absent from the do at London’s O2 Arena.

Then Keith suggested in his acceptance speech that there was a VERY exciting reason for one of the women not being there.

‘Thanks to all the ladies in my life, I’m not going to say their names because there’s too many,’ said Keith.

‘Thanks to Holly and Fearne, allegedly one of them is pregnant. That’s why they’re not here tonight. Exclusive.’

WHAT?! With Holly still on maternity leave following the birth of her third child Chester in September, could Fearne have another bubba on the way?

The BBC Radio 1 DJ, 33, had earlier told her Twitter fans that she was too poorly to attend the ceremony, writing: ‘Gutted I won’t make the NTAs tonight. Been ill all week and am still not right. Go team Celebrity Juice.’

Hmmm. She later shared her excitement about Celebrity Juice‘s success at the show – but didn’t mention Keith‘s baby hint, not even to confirm or deny.

‘Yaye we won we won we won!!!!! So chuffed and proud of our amazing team!!!! 👍👍👍👍 #NTA2015,’ Fearne Tweeted.

She might have been keeping schtum about the rumours but excited fans soon inundated the presenter with questions.

‘So is it true??????’ one wrote, whilst another asked: ‘Has @lemontwittor just revealed ur secret on @OfficialNTAs ??’

Fearne is already a mum to son Rex, who turns two next month. She’s also stepmum to husband Jesse Wood‘s children Arthur and Lola from his first marriage to Catherine ‘Tilly’ Boone.

Despite her hectic life, the blonde star has made no secret of the fact that she’d like to extend her brood in the future.

‘I’d definitely love another baby,’ Fearne recently told Fabulous magazine. ‘It’s the most incredible thing, even being in labour and giving birth. I loved all of it.’

Aw! We wonder when there will be a new member of the Cotton-Wood clan on the way? Time will tell…

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