X Factor hopeful Charley Bird is expecting a baby boy.

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The 2 Shoes singer found out before the Boot Camp stage of the contest – which airs this weekend – that she was carrying her first baby and she says the news has spurred her on to want to do even better in the competition.

Charley said: “It’s made me want to do well in the competition even more, so that I can give my son a really good start in life.”

Charley’s singing partner Lucy Texeria is equally thrilled by the news.

She added to The Sun: “I told Lucy more or less straight away and she’s been brilliant – we’ve even thought about naming ourselves 3 Shoes.”

The 23-year-old blonde even joked that she would consider naming the baby after one of the judges if 2 Shoes do well on the show.

She quipped: “If I do well I might even call him Gary or Louis.”

The duo are tipped to make the live finals on the show with insiders claiming the panel are likely to be impressed with the fact the pair were able to hide the news in case it affected their chances in the contest.

A source said: “The judges will be even more impressed when they realise what they were hiding.”