Sonia Kruger has been forced to address baseless pregnancy rumours which were fuelled by paparazzi photos last week.
The Channel 7 host, 58, stepped out at the MediaWeek 100 Power Lunch on Friday, with images published on the Daily Mail at the time that ultimately triggered social media speculation.
Kruger dropped into KIIS FM’s Kyle and Jackie O Show studio onMonday morning, where co-host Kyle Sandilands prompted her to discuss the photos in question, saying, “Daily Mail was inferring that you were pregnant…. But it was just the angle of the dress.”
Jackie ‘O’ Henderson continued, “I saw you that day and the weird thing was, you did not have that protruding belly at all. Sonia, you’ve got a flat stomach.”
Kruger confirmed she was not pregnant, adding she got a “shock” when she saw the photos in question.
“It was so weird actually, even I got a shock when I saw those pictures … Either I have a gluten intolerance, or the pictures may have been doctored,” Kruger said.
“I can confirm there is no [pregnancy]. Maybe I should stop eating bread.”
Sandilands then asked Kruger to “get your gut out” live on-air, with The Voice host obliging as she showed off her flat tummy.
“Oh my god, that’s like an ironing board. It’s flat as,” Sandilands commented.
Kruger shares one child, daughter Maggie, with her long-term partner, Seven executive Craig McPherson.
The couple welcomed Maggie in 2015 after several years of trying to conceive via natural methods and IVF.
Kruger, who won the Gold Logie this year, revealed at the time of her pregnancy she fell pregnant thanks to an egg donor.
“I wanted to be really clear today on the show with our viewers and let everybody know that I did go through IVF and I did have an egg donor,” she said on Today in 2014.
“I have a very good friend who basically gave me an egg and that’s how this pregnancy came about.”