Jennifer Metcalfe told her boyfriend Greg Lake that she was pregnant on FaceTime
Jennifer Metcalfe and boyfriend Greg Lake are expecting their first child (Picture: David M. Benett/Getty Images for Kanoloa)

Former Hollyoaks actress Jennifer Metcalfe told her boyfriend of four years that she was pregnant via FaceTime.

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The 34-year-old, who is currently six months pregnant, revealed Geordie Shore star Greg Lake was away when she took the test – and had to turn to technology instead.

She told OK! Magazine: ‘Greg was in Newcastle working and I was in Liverpool so I just had to FaceTime him.

‘He didn’t know I was doing the pregnancy test. No one knew I was pregnant!’

And the moment was even more special because Jennifer’s dad, who passed away when she was 15, was part of the big reveal.

Jennifer, who played Mercedes McQueen on the Channel 4 soap, said: ‘I FaceTimed him from the kitchen with the test!

‘It was really weired because in my kitchen I’ve got a picture of my dad on the windowsill and on FaceTime the picture was behind me.

‘In the picture, my dad is holding his hands out and putting a little bowl on my head when we were in the bath.

Mercedes McQueen is pregnant! Credit: Getty. LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 28: Jennifer Metcalfe arrives for the British Soap Awards 2016 at the Hackney Town Hall Assembly Rooms on May 28, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
Jennifer played Mercedes McQueen on Hollyoaks (Picture: Karwai Tang/WireImage)

‘Greg was like “Oh my God, Jen, your dad is holding your belly!”

‘He’s not into spirits, so I was like: “What are you talking about?”

‘I looked and in the corner of my screen on my FaceTime, my dad’s hands were holding out to my belly!

‘It was so bizarre but really nice at the same time because my dad passed away [to cancer] when I was 15,so it was like he was a part of it.’

This will be the first child for the pair who have been together since 2013.

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