‘Lewis Hamilton rubs my bump for luck’: Sky presenter’s F1 pregnancy

Lewis calls my bump his 'lucky Buddha' says pregnant Sky Sports presenter Natalie Pinkham


If F1 star Lewis Hamilton win his second world title this weekend, he’ll owe it all to his skill, his team – and Sky Sports presenter Natalie Pinkham’s pregnancy bump!


According to Natalie, whose baby is due soon, Lewis always does one thing before getting in the driver’s seat for a race: rub Natalie’s bump for luck.

“When I told him I was pregnant, he was incredibly supportive and happy for me,” Natalie told the Mirror. “Now Lewis has this thing where he rubs my bump before every race, and calls it his ‘Lucky Buddha’.”

Natalie, 36, has worked for Sky Sports as their chief pit-lane reporter since 2012. She’s expecting her first child with Welsh TV director husband Owain Walbyoff, 32.

“When I told Lewis I was off on maternity leave, he was like, ‘No, you can’t go. I’ve still got three more races’,” Natalie said. “He has been getting really interested in my pregnancy. He is always asking me things like, ‘Is it beautiful having a baby?’

“I’m always winding him up, asking when he’s going to propose to Nicole, telling him to get on with it.

“He’s a Christian guy and she’s a Christian. I can’t imagine they won’t get married and have a family of their own. I think he wants to.”

Ooh, so maybe Lewis is getting broody!

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