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EastEnders star Louisa Lytton discusses plans for another child

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EastEnders star Louisa Lytton has revealed whether she and fiancé Ben Bhanvra plan on having a second child.

The actress, who plays Ruby Allen in the BBC One soap, welcomed her first daughter, baby Aura, on August 30 at Barnet Hospital in London.

Lytton has been open about the traumatic birth, which included an intense three-day labour before she was rushed for an emergency caesarean-section. Shortly afterwards, she and her fiancé both tested positive for COVID-19.

"Clearly she's going to be very dramatic like her mum!" she joked in a previous interview.

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Photo credit: Jack Barnes - BBC

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Despite the difficult experience, the couple both said they're keen to have another baby, although not any time soon.

"I'm an only child, so I've said I'd like more than one," Louisa told The Mirror. "Ben has two siblings, so he's always said three or four, although I don't think that's going to happen!"

Businessman Ben added: "We'd definitely like another one at some point but we're not thinking about that just yet."

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Photo credit: Instagram

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Lytton, who made her first EastEnders appearance back in 2005, hasn't yet decided whether she'll be returning to her role on the soap. Her character left the Square while pregnant, so she has discussed the option of returning with her child starring as Ruby's daughter.

She told The Mirror: "I'm going to give myself until Christmas to just be home. She'll be four months by then. Then I'll see how I feel."

Previously, she said on the podcast Made by Mammas that she planned to "stay home, give it a year, I think, of me not working."

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Photo credit: BBC

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However, she still had some uncertainty about whether to reprise her role. "At the same time, I don't know because that is who I am," she added. "So will I have that moment of, 'I need a bit more of myself back again?'"

EastEnders airs on BBC One.

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