She revealed she was pregnant with her first child in October.
And, Ali Bastian enjoyed a mini Hollyoaks reunion with her former co-stars Carley Stenson and Jodi Albert who got together at The Ivy in Convent Garden on Thursday, to plan her baby shower, before the mum-to-be jetted off on her baby moon.
Taking to Instagram after their ladies’ lunch, the actress, 37, branded her former colleagues ‘magical Fairy Godmothers’ as they lavished her unborn daughter with presents.
Cute! Ali Bastian, 37, enjoyed a Hollyoaks reunion with former co-stars Carley Stenson and Jodi Albert who got together at The Ivy in Convent Garden on Thursday to plan her baby shower
Wearing a simple black top, Ali was glowing with smudgy black eyeliner and her blonde tresses left to hand down loosely as she lent into her pals for the pic.
Jodi looked glamorous in a cream roll-neck, with a full face of make-up and her raven locks styled straight, while Carley kept things casual in all-blue for their luncheon.
The former soap star also noted that, although not there in person, another Hollyoaks star Sarah Jayne Dunn was there ‘in spirit.’
Ali, who played Becca Dean in the Channel 4 soap, was gifted with a pink cashmere blanket adorned with the words Ali’s babygirl, a grey teddy bear and a box of chocolates ahead of the arrival of her daughter.
Mum-to-be: Ali jetted off on her baby moon on Friday, taking to Instagram to share a photograph of herself clad in a black swimsuit, proudly cradling her baby bump
BFFS: The former soap star also noted that, although not there in person, another Hollyoaks star Sarah Jayne Dunn was there at the baby shower planning date ‘in spirit’
Squad goals: The actress, 37, branded her former colleagues ‘magical Fairy Godmothers’ as they lavished her unborn daughter with presents (pictured at Ali’s wedding in March)
Ali captioned the cute Instagram snap: ‘Lovely catch up with my girls! ❤️❤️❤️ @caarleystenson1 @jodiealbert and @sarahjaynedunn in spirit!
‘I am smiling from the centre of my being in this pic. Thank you for making me and bump feel so special. We couldn’t have wished for more magical Fairy Godmothers.’
Reposting the group shot, Carley wrote: ‘These ladies x and @sarahjaynedunn made my #hollyoaks life #joyous Our dear @alibastianinsta #babyshower x #ivymarketgrillcoventgarden.’
Thankful: Reposting the group shot, Carley gushed about the impact her co-stars had on her time in the Channel 4 soap
Sweet: Jodi also shared the photo, branding her pals her ‘beautiful lifers’ alongside
Jodi also shared the photo, writing alongside: ‘Gorgeous lunch/pre baby shower planning afternoon with my beautiful lifers..
‘my @alibastianinsta and @carleystenson1 .. @sarahjaynedunn had to work but she was on speed dial ! #alisbabygirl #cashmereblanket #ladiesthatlunch.’
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.
On Friday they jetted off on a baby moon and Ali took to Instagram to share a photograph of herself clad in a black swimsuit, proudly cradling her baby bump.
Blossoming bump: She revealed she was pregnant with her first child in October
Writing in a lengthy caption alongside, the mum-to-be revealed that she is ‘more confident’ and ‘proud’ of her body now, as she admitted to feeling ‘very very lucky’ to have pregnancy curves.
She wrote: ‘Here we are, bump and me. Away on holl. There is honestly no way on earth I would post a swimsuit pic on my holls ordinarily… but I feel so different in my skin at the moment.
‘Perhaps more confident… proud of my body and everything it is doing to grow a tiny human. Unashamed of my curves, my cellulite, of occupying more space in this world.
‘As women, so often we are preoccupied with making ourselves tiny, almost as if we are attempting to remove ourselves from the face of the planet.
‘Well, I am here. I am a woman and I am BIG. My bottom and thighs and breasts match my round pregnant belly and I am proud… and also very, very lucky #pregnant #bump #love #babymoon #24weekspregnant #babygirl.’
Confident: Writing in a lengthy caption alongside her swimwear snap, the mum-to-be revealed that she is ‘more confident’ and ‘proud’ of her body now