Reality TV star Ferne McCann has revealed she is pregnant – as her unborn child’s father appears in court charged over an acid attack in an east London nightclub. McCann’s agent said that McCann, who has a presenting role on daytime television show This Morning, is under “immense strain”.

Arthur Collins is charged with 14 counts of grievous bodily harm (GBH) with intent against four men and 10 women, and one count of throwing an acidic liquid with intent to do GBH to multiple people. Two people were partially blinded by the attack at the Mangle nightclub in Hackney on 17 April, while other victims were left disfigured.

McCann, best known for her appearances on The Only Way Is Essex and I’m A Celebrity … Get Me Out Of Here! said in a statement her thoughts are with the victims of what she described as an “horrific” attack. McCann’s agent said: “Ferne is grateful for the sympathetic way news of her pregnancy has been covered and people’s support and obviously her first concern is for her child’s health.”