Sitting at the table of each instant restaurant, Tully thought she was nursing a food baby.
However, much to the Queensland nurse’s surprise, she was, in fact, pregnant! ‘I fell pregnant halfway [through] filming the show,’ she exclusively reveals to New Idea.
‘My husband Kurt came down one weekend and poof, I was pregnant! My first reaction was: “Not now! Not now!”
‘But Kurt and I have always wanted to do this, and even though it’s a little earlier than expected, it’s a big surprise and it’s a nice feeling.’
After dealing with the initial shock, the couple – who wed in May 2015 – are thrilled they can finally reveal the secret that they are welcoming their firstborn in July.
Falling pregnant during My Kitchen Rules, Tully wasn’t sure if she should share her news with the cast and crew that early on in her pregnancy.
‘I did end up telling the producers because I was really, really tired and the tiredness was killing me,’ she admits. ‘They were really good about it, they were really supportive and they really helped me. I couldn’t be more grateful.
‘Anyone who knew would make sure I had plenty of water and little snacks, and make sure I was comfortable.’
But it was the 30-year-old’s teammate Della who she thanks most for helping her through it.
‘Anything that was raw I had to stay away from,’ Tully says.
I’d just pretend to eat it, then shove it over to Della and she’d help me disguise everything!’