Jodi Albert has paid tribute to her mother Eileen, who passed away on February 23 following a battle with cancer.

In a moving statement, the singer said: "My beautiful little mummy passed away peacefully with her adoring family around her at 10.30pm after an 8-year battle with cancer.

"She fought hard and her strength was inspiring right until the end.

"I will miss her forever and will do my best to be the loving selfless amazing mother to my children as she was to me."

Albert is currently expecting her second baby with her husband, The Voice of Ireland coach Kian Egan. The couple are already parents to three-year-old son Koa.