Brooke Kinsella has welcomed a baby boy on the anniversary of her brother Ben's death.
She gave birth to her son on 29 June - the anniversary of her brother's death - and has revealed she is naming her new arrival in a tribute to her sibling.
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"Ben Ross Boardley 29/06/22," Brooke wrote on Instagram alongside a black and white snap of the newborn.
"A perfect miracle given to us on a day when so much was taken away."
"Named after the very best of men," added the star, who played Walford's Kelly Taylor from 2001 to 2004.
"He will do them so proud, I know it already."
Fans flocked to congratulate Brooke - who is also mum to daughter Elsie with her husband Simon Boardley - and many said they were moved by her decision.
"Beautiful,️ I think Ben sent you a gift to help ease your grief on this day," one person posted in the comments section.
Another said: "Welcome to the world Ben Ross Boardley, named after a wonderful young man, a perfect gift to ease the pain of a day that took so much from you."
"I just can't believe the date, it’s a complete miracle," someone else wrote.
"Oh my God.. he’s a real life Angel and absolutely perfect!" another fan posted.
"Wow this is so moving congratulations," said another.
One fan said it was "so beautiful and so special".
Ben Kinsella was stabbed in Islington by three male youths in June 2008, as he celebrated finishing his GCSEs.
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Jade Braithwaite, Michael Alleyne and Juress Kika were jailed for life after being found guilty of the murder.
Ben's family have launched the Ben Kinsella Trust, which aims to tackle knife crime through education and campaigning.
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