TV presenter Ulrika Jonsson has announced she is expecting her fourth child by a different father.

The 40-year-old has revealed she is ten weeks pregnant by fiance Brian Monet in an interview with Hello! magazine.

She told the magazine: "This was very much a planned pregnancy. But in all honesty, at my age, coupled with the stress I suffered last year, I was pretty doubtful if it would happen. That is why we were both in shock when we found out – disbelief all around.'"

She added: "I don't give any thought to the fact that I will have four children by four fathers. I used to think about it a couple of years ago, but now I'm utterly at ease with the fact that that is how my life has panned out.

"I'm extremely lucky. I have three amazing, beautiful children."

The former weathergirl's first child Cameron, now 13, was the product of her five-year marriage to cameraman John Turnbull, while her seven-year-old daughter Bo - born with a serious heart defect - was fathered during Ulrika's short-lived relationship with German hotel manager Markus Kempen.

And three-year-old Martha was the result of her marriage to former soldier Lance Gerrard-Wright, who she met during the filming of reality TV show Mr Right.

Ms Jonsson met advertising executive Mr Monet last year, and said: "Despite my feelings of caution and pessimism, this is kind of a dream come true for me. I never had my life planned out – obviously – but I had always dreamed of having lots of children at my feet and rather cherished the idea of a large family."

30/10/2007 11:41:13