Hollyoaks star Ali Bastian cradles her blossoming baby bump as she leads the glamour at The Lion King's 20th anniversary gala performance
She revealed she was three months pregnant with her first child last week.
And Ali Bastian looked radiant as she showcased her blossoming baby bump at The Lion King's 20th anniversary gala performance at the Lyceum Theatre on Saturday.
The former Hollyoaks star, 37, cradled her growing tummy as she cut a striking figure in a simple knee-length black dress at the event.
Glowing: Ali Bastian looked radiant as she showcased her blossoming baby bump at The Lion King's 20th anniversary gala performance at the Lyceum Theatre on Saturday
She wore her blonde hair pinned back in a glamorous up-do and completed the ensemble with a pair of black kitten heels.
Her makeup was kept minimal with a light stroke of shimmering eye shadow and a peach lip.
The Lion King performance was held in support of the Elton John AIDS Foundation and the Royal Academy of Music.
Glamorous: The former Hollyoaks star, 37, cradled her growing tummy as she cut a striking figure in a simple knee-length black dress at the event
Radiant: Her makeup was kept minimal with a light stroke of shimmering eye shadow and a peach lip
Show off your bump in a Seraphine maternity dress like Ali
Ali Bastian is currently expecting her first baby, and she certainly isn’t shy of showing off her bump. But who can blame her when she looks this glamorous in maternity wear?
The actress attended The Lion King’s 20th Anniversary gala performance wearing a gorgeous knee-length black dress by coveted brand Seraphine with black court heels.
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Other celebrity guests at the star-studded event included former The Only Way Is Essex star Jess Wright, 34, and her boyfriend William Lee-Kemp.
Jess wore a dramatic peach tulle dress which emerged from beneath a white puff-sleeved jacket.
She finished her look off with a pair of nude stilettos and scraped her brunette locks back into a sleek up do.
Besotted: Other celebrity guests at the star studded event included former The Only Way Is Essex star Jess Wright, 34, and her boyfriend William Lee-Kemp (pictured)
Stunning: Jess wore a dramatic peach tulle dress which emerged from beneath a white puff-sleeved jacket
Strike a pose: The television personality finished her look off with a pair of nude stilettos and scraped her brunette locks back into a sleek up do
New man: The couple announced their relationship in May this year when Jess posted an image with her beau William while on holiday
In love: William looked dapper in a blue trouser suit and waistcoat as he posed on the red carpet with Jess
The couple announced their relationship in May this year when Jess posted an image with her beau William while on holiday.
Kate Garraway, 52, also arrived at the theatre for the Lion King performance amid speculation she could be jetting off to Australia to take part in I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! next month.
The Good Morning Britain presenter matched a leopard print maxi dress with a red belt and a leather jacket of the same colour.
Themed outfit: Kate Garraway, 52, also arrived at the theatre for the Lion King performance - amid speculation she could be jetting off to Australia to take part in I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! next month
She wore her shoulder length blonde hair down and completed the look with a pair of black kitten heeled boots.
It comes as the mother-of-two reportedly booked time off work in order to take part in the ITV series when it returns in November.
Ali, who currently stars in the BBC hit Doctors, publicly announced her pregnancy with her West-end star husband David O'Mahony on October 7.
Lady in red: The Good Morning Britain presenter matched a leopard print maxi dress with a red belt and a leather jacket of the same colour
Blonde bob: Kate wore her shoulder length blonde hair down and completed the look with a pair of black kitten heeled boots
Headed to the jungle? It comes as the mother-of-two reportedly booked time off work in order to take part in the ITV series when it returns in November
In an interview with HELLO! she said the couple's bundle of joy is due to arrive just days after their first wedding anniversary in March.
Ali told the magazine: 'We feel incredibly lucky. The moment I found out, I was so excited I could hardly speak.'
Her husband David, who stars in Mamma Mia! in London's West End, added: 'It has been brilliant. We've always wanted children. It's amazing what Ali and Ali's body are doing. It's incredible.'
Dressed up: The Bank Job actor Michael Jibson was among those to attend Saturday night's gala performance
All smiles: Michael grinned for the camera as he posed on the red carpet wearing a dark green blazer with a crisp white shirt and brown belt
However, while the lovebirds are looking forward to welcoming their offspring into the world, Ali admitted morning sickness has taken its toll.
'I can't even make a cup of tea or coffee for anyone as that makes me feel sick,' she revealed. 'And I couldn't go near a fridge or dishwasher. I can only go near a fridge now if I hold my breath.'
Ali, who's now nearly 19 weeks pregnant, also opened up for the first time publicly about the heartbreaking miscarriage she suffered on New Year's Eve.
Peacock: Sinitta, 56, wore a white floor-length gown decorated with peacock feathers, the singer completed the look with peacock feather earrings
Posed up a storm: Sinitta walked the red carpet in a peacock inspired ensemble ahead of the gala performance
Silk: Melissa Odabash, 49, wore a navy ensemble, the American model and fashion designer completed the look with a golden clutch bag and styled her blonde tresses in loose waves
She said: 'It took a while to process it emotionally. I had been so excited – I'd wrapped up the pregnancy test and put it in the Christmas tree for David. I think I was a bit naive about how fragile it all was.
'I've now got to the point where I feel comfortable talking about it. So many people go through this, which is why we want to be open.'
And while the parents-to-be look forward to their future with their offspring, David is already confident that his wife will be a model mother.
Stylish: Janique Charles, who plays Nala in the London production, wore a red mini dress with red Dr. Martens as she entered the event
'I think she's going to be incredibly nurturing and loving,' he predicted. 'Ali is going to be an absolute black-belt mother. She's going to be brilliant.'
In an interview with MailOnline earlier this year, Ali gushed about her 'lovely' married life to David, as she explained that, for them, 'everything changes and nothing changes in a way'.
The actress said that their shared career as actors meant they've easily developed a 'mutual understanding' over their busy schedules, and 'grab our moments when we can'.
Fashionable: TV presenter Gaby Roslin, 55, wore a pink coat with a blue dress and white block heeled boots
She explained: 'I think it works for us. Both being actors we have that mutual understanding, we’re in slightly different areas of the industry, we both crossover a little as I do theatre sometimes and he does film and telly sometimes, so we get it, which is nice.
'It’s nice that we have that mutual understanding that it’s not the standard 9-5 job. We grab our moments when we can, we both have to have a degree of flexibility with how things are going to go for us, and each other, we just adjust depending on what’s happening.'
The happy couple tied the knot in an intimate ceremony at the Old Marylebone Town Hall in London in March, and Ali admitted that things have been 'pretty flat out' since then, as she jumped back into work after their honeymoon in the Maldives.
Trouser suit: Radio 1's Clara Amfo teamed a bold red lip with a checked green and blue wide-legged suit as she walked the red carpet
Neon: The radio host posed with a hand on her hip after arriving at the gala performance of The Lion King at the Lyceum Theatre
'I just had to jump back onto the crazy moving freight train that is a filming schedule and catch up with everything,' she explained, as she discussed her Monday to Friday filming schedule for Doctors.
'I have a little bit of time at the moment which is lovely, [I'm] down in London and David has just started Mama Mia! He’s working in the evenings and doing the show, and we’ve had a little bit of time to regroup which is really good.
'It’s good to be honest, it’s hard to describe, everything changes and nothing changes in a way.'
Guest: Former Skins actor Alexander Arnold, 26, clutched the event's playbill as he posed on the red carpet with his guest
Couple: The Poldark actor held hands with his unknown guest, he chose to wear a pink checked suit with a white T-shirt to the event
Fiery: Angela Rippon, 75, clutched a black bag as she smiled at the photographers, the TV presenter wore an orange jumpsuit with a white jacket
David is currently part of the ensemble cast for the iconic musical Mamma Mia!, and also acts as an understudy for Richard Trinder as Sam, and Ali gushed that she felt 'so proud of him' while watching his first show in the lead role.
'It was brilliant, such a good show and he was fantastic, the whole company are brilliant. It’s one of those shows where everybody is on their feet at the end, when I came out I was really overexcited,' she said.
Going on to discuss her and David's big day, Ali said the ceremony was 'very us', as she joked about the hilarious moment her godson 'leapt up out of his seat and threw his arms around [her]' as she and David were pronounced man and wife.
Close: Angellica Bell, 43, and Nicki Chapman, 52, cosied up on the red carpet as Angellica held a microphone with The Lion King's logo on it (L-R)
Patterns: Both Angellica Bell and Nicki Chapman wore bold coloured dresses with bright patterns to the show (L-R)
Family: Harley Moon Kemp, 30, and her former popstar mother Shirlie Holliman pose together at the event
'He intercepted it like "I will kiss this bride", it’s literally the best photo because we were roaring with laughter and Jenson has his arms wrapped around me.
'It was special, it was moments like that which you haven’t planned, and can’t anticipate, which make it really magical,' she revealed.
They were surrounded by loving family and friends including Ali's former Hollyoaks co-stars Jodi Albert, Sarah-Jayne Dunn and Carly Stenson.
When she spoke with MailOnline earlier this year, Ali said of her hopes of becoming a mother: 'It’s one of those things where you can only plan as much as you can plan really. But I really hope that we’ll be blessed with a family sometime.'
Shimmering: Simon Cowell's ex Jackie St Clair held her head high as she walked in to the event on Saturday wearing a sparkling silver knee length dress and holding a colourful bird bag