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Midwife is hired in case Karen goes into Labour on Toy Show

MUM-to-be Karen Koster will have a midwife on stand-by in case she goes into labour live on air tonight.

Karen will be co-hosting TV3's answer to the Late Late Toy Show with Brian McFadden.

And bosses at the Ballymount station are taking no chances and have hired a midwife for the eight-and-a-half months pregnant star for the duration of tonight's broadcast.

Meanwhile, Karen has been trading 'bumpies' with her pregnant pals to pass her Saturday nights since her pregnancy put her social life on hold.

Trading pictures of her bump is a happy substitute for a night on the tiles, she said as three of her friends are also expecting.


"We've traded prosecco for pancakes as we've exchanged late nights for early brunches," the Xpose presenter confessed.

The blonde beauty is joined by a string of showbiz ladies who are expecting, including RTE's Jen Maguire, but three of the star's best friends are also at the same stage of their pregnancies.

She revealed that, compared to friends, she is getting off lightly when it comes to pregnancy symptoms.

"They'll have the last laugh I know, as they'll have angel babies, while I won't get a wink of sleep until 2016," the anchor told mummypages.ie.