The former The Only Way Is Essex star is set to wed fiancé Becky Miesner later this year and has exclusively revealed the precise moment they plan to fall pregnant with their first child.
Mario Falcone has spent plenty of time with close friend Ferne McCann’s baby girl Sunday in recent weeks, as they worked on their Poundland range together.
He is also an uncle to a young niece and nephews – two of whom are the children of his sister Giovanna and McFly’s Tom Fletcher.
So after spending hours around babies, Mario feels fully prepared to become a father himself, and hopes it will happen immediately after his wedding to Becky.
In an exclusive chat with OK! Online, the Essex/Italian hunk said: “I’m Mario Poppins – I love babies. It’s no secret that if there’s a baby in the room I’m like a magnet to it.
“I’m broody because of my nieces and nephews – they always get cuddles from me.”
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He added: “Hopefully it’ll happen after the wedding and not before, but I can’t wait to be a dad.”
Asked if we can expect a baby announcement within the next year, Mario enthusiastically declared: “Within a week of the wedding!”
The 29 year old continued: “I can’t wait. It’s nice to get a change in my life now. I feel like I’ve been through a lot, so I sort of deserve it.”
Mario chatted to OK! Online about his upcoming Poundland range alongside former TOWIE co-star Ferne.
Revealing how they felt about working together again, the groom-to-be gushed about the new mum.
He explained: “I’m proud of Ferne and what she’s achieved in life, and for her to be on this venture as well, it’s been a lot of good fun.”
Fern and Mario’s personally-designed Poundland-exclusive range including body wash, lotions and body sprays for both men and women – for £1 – is available now.