Love Island’s Marcel Somerville expecting first baby with girlfriend Rebecca a year after suffering tragic miscarriage


LOVE Island Marcel Somerville and girlfriend Rebecca Vieira are expecting their first child together.

Their baby joy comes a year after the couple went through a devastating miscarriage.

Marcel Somerville and girlfriend Rebecca Vieira are expecting their first child together

Telling OK! about the moment he found out he was going to be a dad, Marcel said: “I was in the studio with my headphones on and she tapped me on the shoulder.

“She had loads of pregnancy tests in her hand, just to make doubly sure. It was crazy! It’s my first baby and I’ve been waiting a long time for this, so it’s just mad.”

The pair have been together for 14months, with their first pregnancy coming early in the relationship.

Despite their miscarriage heartache, they said the tragedy has made them a stronger couple.

Just last month Marcel, 34, revealed he nearly died after he passed out and was rushed to hospital.

He was diagnosed with Diabetic Ketoacidosis [DKA] – a complication of Type 1 diabetes.

The singer’s blood sugar levels rose to a dangerously high level and acidic ketones built up in his body leaving him in intensive care for over a week.

Marcel revealed he nearly died last month
The 34-year-old praised the NHS for looking after him

He said: “I experienced the worst thing you can as a diabetic, so it was a proper shock to the system. But diabetes is very manageable as long as you look after yourself and you stay disciplined with what you’re eating.

“It’s crazy that I didn’t know I had this condition, but if I look after myself I’ll be able to live a normal life.”

While recovering in hospital Marcel filmed a series of tubes inserted into his arm before flipping the camera to show his face and expressing his gratitude for being alive.

He said: “This is just a message to everyone that has been sending all their prayers and blessings.

“They don’t go missed, I really appreciate them, I really need them right now.

“It’s been a very, very hard few days for me. Saturday was literally the worst day of my life and I nearly died but, yeah, just keep sending them my way because I really need them. Thank you so much. Big love from Marce.”

Marcel said the ordeal was the worst day of his life
Marcus took part in the 2017 series of Love Island