When UK chain Marks and Spencer hired Myleene Klass they probably didn’t expect her growing belly.
Since they were shot, however, she has announced that she is expecting her first child – and has the baby bump to prove it.
Yet both Myleene and M&S aren’t letting that get in the way of the latest campaign, as these pictures show. The star, who rose to fame as part of the reality TV band Hear”Say, looked blooming as she modelled the store’s new swimwear collection in the Bahamas last week.
Holding a shell, she walked through the waves in a white bikini, attended by a photographer, make-up artists and wardrobe assistants.
Her manager, Jonathan Shalit, said: “Marks have been amazing in their support of Myleene and embracing her being pregnant.”
A spokesman for M&S said: “She’s modelling the normal range of bikinis, suitable for anyone who is pregnant or not pregnant.
“She was working for us before she was pregnant and obviously we are delighted she is modelling the range at the moment.”
The current M&S commercials feature a pre-pregnancy Myleene with Twiggy, Lizzie Jagger, Erin O”Connor and Laura Bailey. They have been credited with driving the store’s profits to an expected £1billion this year.
Myleene, a classically trained pianist, is expecting her first child with fiance Graham Quinn, a former Hear Say bodyguard, this summer.