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By Amy Everett On February 24, 2013

Shameless Star Tina Malone Reveals IVF Treatment Plans

She's raised funds since going bankrupt last year

Tina Malone is 50 years old and was recently declared bankrupt, but that won't stop the Shameless star from trying for a baby. She's revealed her plans to begin IVF treatment with funds she's raised with her husband.

The blonde actress famed for her foul-mouthed role as Mimi Maguire in hit series Shameless has revealed that she hopes to give birth to a baby soon.

 

Tina appeared on ITV1's Splash! last year (WENN)

The former Celebrity Big Brother contestant has explained that she and her younger husband Paul have raised money for the treatment together after she was declared bankrupt last year.

The TV star explained that she's very excited by the prospect of a baby and is very serious about the decision. She revealed that she has a high chance of conceiving through the treatment:

"We are going to start IVF and see what happens. I am serious about it.

"I really do hope it happens. I've been told there's an 88% chance of conceiving, which is great, and I'm not in the slightest bit worried about it or the prospect of being an older mum."

But why now?

"I've worked long, long hours for a long time on Shameless and now I want to give time to my husband and having a baby - it's a really exciting time for us," Malone said.

She added: "I'm doing it for me and my husband and no-one else. This isn't something you do on a whim." We hope not!

So what spurred her on to make the controversial decision?

"Everything has its pros and cons and yes, there are hazards but that's life, there are always going to be things you can't predict."

Shameless's 11th and final series begins on Tuesday, February 26 at 10pm.

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