EastEnders star James Bye's wife Victoria pregnant with fourth child

EastEnders actor James Bye and his wife Victoria are expecting their fourth child together, they have announced.

The couple revealed their news in a joint Instagram post on New Year's Day, posting a series of photos of them pulling faces and sharing a kiss while holding up a baby scan picture.

The caption, written by Victoria, reads: "So… we’ve been keeping a little secret…
We’re not just welcoming in the new year in 2023… I can hardly believe I’m saying it. But we’re welcoming another little one and we’re over the moon.

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"We never thought it was going to happen. We always wanted a big family but after all my endometriosis struggles… heartbreaking miscarriages, seeing fertility doctors & 3 years of ovulation testing & disappointment - we’d honestly given up.

"I remember thinking right. Enough. I gathered up the pram & baby things & gave them all away. We both knew it couldn’t go on, the constant hope. And we were ok, we’d accepted how lucky we’d already been and so we got on with life. And life got crazy.

"I started training for my marathon, we began planning our vow renewal abroad, James started the intense Strictly regimen… all wrapped up with a big 40th birthday bonanza (I did milk it just a bit) And would you bloody believe it… Somehow life saw all our plans - and threw us a curve ball… (How we found the time I’ll never know - 'Strictly curse' you say?! Ha - introducing the glitterball baby!)."

She added that despite all of the excitement there is in the family, there is a worry in her mind that she can't fully shake.

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"I think after losing a baby you can never fully let go and enjoy… despite the reassuring symptoms (thanks all day 'morning' sickness) and the doctors all nodding… you can’t let go of the fear," Victoria continued.

"And so all I can do is just keep ticking off the days and hoping… As well as trying to put to the back of my mind that I have to fit into a wedding dress in a week! Seriously, my boobs! They’re massive!"

Love Island personality Molly-May has previously opened up about the excruciating pain that endometriosis causes, while Endometriosis UK provides further information and support.

EastEnders airs on Mondays - Thursdays at 7.30pm on BBC One. The show also streams on BBC iPlayer.

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