'EastEnders' star Lacey Turner gives birth to baby girl

Albertina Lloyd
·Entertainment reporter, Yahoo UK
·1-min read
Lacey Turner in the press room with the Best Serial Drama Performance Award for her role as Stacey Slater in Eastenders at the National Television Awards 2017, held at The O2 Arena, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: 25th January, 2017. See PA Story SHOWBIZ NTAs. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire (Photo by Ian West/PA Images via Getty Images)
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.

Read more: Pregnant Lacey Turner: We’ve dreamed of having a family for so long

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.