VICKY Pattison has surprised fans after she revealed a brand new addition to her family this Christmas.
The Geordie star, 35, who began her fertility journey last week by freezing her eggs, was chuffed to announce a fourth member to her expanding family.
Vicky revealed that she and fiancé Ercan Ramadan are now the proud parents of adorable new dog Max.
The couple – who already share sweet Labrador Milo – shared photos of the chocolate brown pooch.
The duo visited animal shelter, Many Tears Animal Rescue, to spread some love this festive season.
She told fans: “On Christmas Eve morning, Ercan and I set off to expand our little family but also spoil all the precious babies who are spending Christmas there.”
After meeting a number of special dogs, Vicky revealed that she and Ercan had “fallen in love” with puppy Max.
The pair were chuffed to be giving the sweet dog his forever home and shared a photo of Max meeting Milo for the first time.
Vicky wrote: “Photo of my babies together, look how proud Max looks to be coming home.”
She later shared a short clip of the four-legged animal asleep on the sofa.
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Vicky’s growing family comes after she revealed she has started her egg freezing journey.
Last week, Vicky shared a picture outside the clinic with her fiancé as she detailed the process.
She told fans: “Ercan and I took our first proper steps to hopefully adding to our family in the future…
“I haven’t posted about this as I haven’t really known what to say and stupidly every time I do start typing about it, I cry- and I really haven’t needed more of a reason to be tearful recently with my bloody period still making me seem completely emotionally unstable.
“Anyway, I just wanted to say a big Thankyou to the amazing team at @londonwomensclinic who were so kind, understanding and just lovely to us as we were pretty nervous and emotional.’
“We each had a series of scans and tests- I’ve got to be honest, it was a sight to behold watching a toddle off clutching his little cup for his ‘sample’
“And luckily we’re all healthy and in a good position to prepare for the egg retrieval process in the new year! Then if everything goes to plan we’ll make our gorgeous little embryos and our frozen family will be there waiting for us When we do decide to start that next chapter of lives.
She added: “I want women to be aware that there is more than one route to motherhood and happiness- but we have to understand more about our OWN bodies first and I think there’s a real lack of honest information out there- and we also have to understand that every woman’s experience with having children or trying to have children is different.
“In the new year I will be doing my best to share every step of this process with you- chronicling the highs and the lows of our embryo freezing process- just to give those ladies out there thinking about doing it an accurate understanding of how it can look! It will be shared on the show.
“In the interim, I know the process itself, the injections, the hormones, everything although slightly different for everyone, can be tough so any advice any who’s been there can give me is super welcome.”
Previously Vicky opened up that her struggle with alcohol and said she was “scared” to have kids who felt “broken”, leaving her to expand her family in other ways.
This year, the TV star worked with Channel 4 on a documentary about her father, who is an alcoholic and her own relationship with alcohol.
Vicky – who admitted to having an “addictive personality” – said she was afraid of history repeating itself.
However, after giving up boozing, Vicky has since gone on to freeze her eggs with plans to have a baby with Ercan.