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'Time to tell the world': Ray Quinn's fiancée Emily Ashleigh is pregnant with their first child


Ray Quinn has revealed his fiancée Emily Ashleigh is pregnant with their first child.

The former X Factor contestant, 33, is thought to have quit fame for a string of jobs including one as a carpet fitter, before becoming a labourer and a Hermes delivery driver earning £11.40 per hour.

He posted a video to Instagram on Sunday of the pair dancing, cradling her baby bump and gazing at an ultrasound photo. 

Congratulations: Ray Quinn has revealed his fiancée Emily Ashleigh is pregnant with their first child... after quitting fame for jobs as carpet fitter and 'Hermes delivery driver earning £11.40 per hour'

Congratulations: Ray Quinn has revealed his fiancée Emily Ashleigh is pregnant with their first child… after quitting fame for jobs as carpet fitter and ‘Hermes delivery driver earning £11.40 per hour’

Global news: Ray captioned the post: 'Time to tell the world.. [white heart emoji]'

Global news: Ray captioned the post: ‘Time to tell the world.. [white heart emoji]’

He is already dad to Harry, nine, who he shares his ex wife Emma Stephens, while his new partner has son Lucien from a previous relationship. 

The adorable clip was filmed at the St. Helens Theatre Royal in Merseyside and showed the teacher wearing a white dress before joining her partner on stage.

Ray captioned the post: ‘Time to tell the world.. [white heart emoji].’

The now-carpet fitter proposed to Emily over New Year’s in 2020. 

Kiss kiss: The former X Factor contestant, 33, posted a video to Instagram on Sunday of the pair dancing, cradling her baby bump and gazing at an ultrasound photo

Kiss kiss: The former X Factor contestant, 33, posted a video to Instagram on Sunday of the pair dancing, cradling her baby bump and gazing at an ultrasound photo

He revealed his happy news in an Instagram post on New Year’s Day, sharing a photo of the couple kissing as a delighted Emily flashed her ring. 

The former Hollyoaks actor wrote: ‘Welcome to the family my Queen #shesaidyes’

The photo, also shared by Emily, showed the blonde sitting on Ray’s knee as she kisses the side of his face while showing off her sparkling diamond.

Captioning her post, Emily wrote: ‘The most beautiful things are not seen or heard, but felt …. Falling in love with you is just indescribable…..Forever it is’.

Blended: He is already dad to Harry, nine, (pictured) who he shares his ex wife Emma Stephens, while his new partner has son Lucien from a previous relationship

Blended: He is already dad to Harry, nine, (pictured) who he shares his ex wife Emma Stephens, while his new partner has son Lucien from a previous relationship

Ray made British music history after competing on The X Factor by becoming the youngest male artist to reach the top spot of the UK album chart without releasing a single.

He went on to have a successful jazz career and also appeared in many musical productions and plays throughout the UK.

The performer went on to take part in Dancing On Ice in 2009 and the All Stars edition in 2014, winning both series.

He later took on the role of right-wing extremist Jonny Baxter in Channel 4 soap Hollyoaks for one year between 2018 and 2019.

On a new path: Ray now works as a carpet fitter in the family business with brothers Darren and Robin after losing his father to cancer in November 2020

On a new path: Ray now works as a carpet fitter in the family business with brothers Darren and Robin after losing his father to cancer in November 2020

Before the pandemic, the star was in the cast of a play at Liverpool’s Royal Court Theatre but, when he learned he would not receive government support when the production was cancelled, he allegedly took on a job as a Hermes delivery driver.

However, Ray now works as a carpet fitter in the family business with brothers Darren and Robin after losing his father to cancer in November 2020.

He previously told OK! magazine: ‘My dad was a carpet fitter all his life. He taught my brothers how to do it.

‘When I first started, I actually went to work in my dad’s old uniform. He’d ­always said you can work your way out of anything; to keep your head up high – and that’s what I’ve done.’

Born to perform: Ray took on the role of right-wing extremist Jonny Baxter in Channel 4 soap Hollyoaks for one year between 2018 and 2019 (pictured in-character)

Born to perform: Ray took on the role of right-wing extremist Jonny Baxter in Channel 4 soap Hollyoaks for one year between 2018 and 2019 (pictured in-character)

The Sun also reported that Ray had ‘taken up a job as a Hermes delivery driver earning £11.40 per hour’ after he ‘feared getting bored’ during lockdown.

The former TV personality is believed to have started the job at the start of lockdown and delivers across the North West.

He is ‘really popular’ with fans and was described by a friend as a ‘hard-grafting lad’ who ‘naturally loves being on the move’, according to the publication.

The source said: ‘He feared getting bored so applied for a job with Hermes and has been dropping off packages ever since.

‘It’s kept him busy and he’s really popular — especially with fans who want a selfie.’

MailOnline contacted Ray’s representatives for comment at the time.

Hitmaker: Ray made UK music history after finishing second on The X Factor in 2006 by becoming the youngest male star to reach the top of the album chart without releasing a single

Hitmaker: Ray made UK music history after finishing second on The X Factor in 2006 by becoming the youngest male star to reach the top of the album chart without releasing a single

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