BBC Radio Kent presenter and former MP Lembit Opik, 52, reveals 33-year-old partner is seven months pregnant with first child

PUBLISHED: 10:15 28 April 2017 | UPDATED: 10:39 28 April 2017

Lembit Opik

Lembit Opik


The former Lib Dem politician famously dated one of The Cheeky Girls

Former Lib Dem MP and current BBC Radio Kent presenter Lembit Opik is preparing for his first child at the age of 52, overcoming fears he had been left sterile after falling from a tree in his youth.

Mr Opik was famously engaged to Cheeky Girls singer Gabriela Irmina and also weather presenter Sian Lloyd.

But his current partner, Bulgarian lawyer Sabina Vankover wants all of the former I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here contestant’s former lovers to be put behind them, according to The Mirror

The 33-year-old is seven months pregnant, with the couple expecting a girl, Mr Opik’s fist child, on June 21.

Despite Miss Vankova announcing the pregnancy in January via Twitter, the former MP for Montgomeryshire in Wales, told listeners on Radio Kent he had kept the pregnancy quiet until now due to previous miscarriages while with Ms Irmina and Ms Lloyd.

“I’ve wanted to have kids for a long time,” Mr Opik, who presents the midmorning show every Friday on Radio Kent, told The Mirror.

“In 1971, I had a very serious accident when I fell 10ft out of a tree, impaled myself on a stick and damaged my personal parts. That could have meant that I was sterile.

“I’ve twice been in situations where I tried to have children, which both ended in miscarriage. I didn’t want to talk about this pregnancy until I was sure things would be OK.

“I remain wary, because until a child is born you’re still dealing with a pregnancy.”

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