“There’s more to life than skinny jeans”

TV star and mum-to-be Sarah Harris talks can­didly to Rosie King about be­ing re­laxed in preg­nancy, fend­ing off the sancto-mum­mies and the pres­sure to bounce back af­ter giv­ing birth

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Sarah Harris has al­ways con­sid­ered her­self a “go with the flow girl” and that hasn’t changed since she fell preg­nant. “It’s true,” she says. “I’m just go­ing in and hop­ing for the best.”

The co-host of Net­work Ten show Stu­dio 10 is hap­pily suc­cumb­ing to crav­ings, ex­er­cis­ing when she can find the time and not wor­ry­ing about a birth plan. It’s a re­fresh­ing ap­proach for a first-time mum-to-be, and one that seems to be work­ing well for the 34-year-old, who’s due to give birth on Christ­mas Day.

In front of the cam­era for our cover shoot, Harris is a nat­u­ral, which is un­sur­pris­ing given hers has been a fa­mil­iar face on Aus­tralian TV for more than 15 years. She smiles ex­pertly, laughs with ease and ex­udes body con­fi­dence – even with the grow­ing bump that she ad­mits to still find­ing a bit bizarre.

Her warmth doesn’t fade when she steps away from the lens, ei­ther. Hav­ing an­nounced her preg­nancy and sex of her bub – it’s a boy – on live na­tional TV, I ex­pected Harris to be an open book when it comes to be­ing in­ter­viewed, and she is. Noth­ing is off-lim­its and she speaks her mind on all man­ner of things.

Not only is Harris bold and bright, she’s also re­ally like­able – so much so, I could imag­ine us hit­ting it off over an af­ter­noon of wine and cheese.

“Oh cheese, I love a bit of a soft cheese so I’m def­i­nitely miss­ing that – and sushi,” she says with a laugh. Harris and her hus­band of just over a year, Tom Ward (pic­tured right), fell preg­nant

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