James Bye and wife expecting fourth child

James Bye and wife expecting fourth child  [Instagram] credit:Bang Showbiz
James Bye and wife expecting fourth child [Instagram] credit:Bang Showbiz

James Bye and his wife are expecting their fourth child together.

The 38-year-old EastEnders' actor and his wife Victoria, 40 - who already have kids Edward, eight, Louis, six, and Hugo, three, together - have revealed that she is pregnant again after three years of trying.

Victoria wrote in a statement posted to both of their Instagram accounts: "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.

"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!)

"And suddenly our world has been turned upside own… The boys are giddy (‘We’ll always have someone to sit next to on a rollercoaster now!’ Ever the practical Louis ) and yet as I smile, still amazed, I can’t help but worry…

"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.

"And so all I can do is just keep ticking off the days and hoping…"

Victoria also admitted that she is struggling to fit into her wedding dress for the couple's upcoming vow renewal ceremony in St Lucia next week.

She added: "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!

"Thank you for all of your support this past year but if you need to unfollow for awhile… trust me, I get it. The pregnancy announcements just keep on coming when you’re trying… but I also hope that this might offer a little bit of hope too.

"And if anything else. You’re in for a laugh watching me trying to keep my boobs from going x-rated on the beach for our vows next week…

"2023 - wish us luck xx."