'EastEnders' star Lacey Turner gives birth to baby girl

Albertina Lloyd
Entertainment reporter, Yahoo UK
Lacey Turner has welcomed her first child (Photo by Ian West/PA Images via Getty Images)

Lacey Turner has given birth to her first child.

The EastEnders star and her husband Matt Kay have welcomed a baby girl on Friday July 12th.

According to OK! magazine the couple are: “Over the moon and filled with joy.”

The 31-year-old actress has spoken publicly about suffering two miscarriages in the past, and has revealed she thought she was having a third miscarriage during the early stages of her pregnancy.

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Turner - famous for playing Albert Square’s Stacey Slater on the BBC soap - told This Morning she had been cautious about her fully acknowledging her pregnancy right up until 20 weeks.

She said: "I ignored it until I was 10 weeks. I thought maybe that would work.

“I got to seven weeks and thought, 'don't get excited,' then eight, nine, my family would say it was time and I told my mum not to talk about it.

“It wasn't until I got to about 20 weeks and then I thought, 'ooh, maybe we are going to have a baby.'“

Turner celebrated a baby shower at her home in North London a few weeks ago, keeping the gender a surprise with a yellow colour scheme.

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She and Matt married on a beach in Ibiza in 2017.