Louisa Lytton reveals she's expecting first baby in Mother's Day announcement

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 06: Louisa Lytton attends The Sun Military Awards 2020 at Banqueting House on February 06, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
Louisa Lytton has announced her pregnancy. (Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

EastEnders star Louisa Lytton has made a special Mother's Day announcement to say she is expecting her first child.

The actor, who plays Ruby Allen in the BBC soap, shared a sweet video to announce her happy news and captioned it with a heartfelt message to her own mum.

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Lytton, 32, filmed herself opening a notecard with the words "Just a little note to say" on the front, and "there's a baby on the way" printed inside.

The Instagram video also featured herself and fiance Ben Bhanvra pointing at her baby bump, Bhanvra reading a Pregnancy For Men book, and their dog wearing a neckerchief with the message "My parents are getting me a human".

Her caption read: "Dear Mum, If I am a fraction of the mother you are, I know I’ll be the best.

"You have held my hand for 32 years, you have taught me right from wrong, corrected my spelling, and helped me see the light at the end of every single tunnel.

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"And now you will guide me to becoming a mummy. (Just try not to move yourself in or Ben might leave.)

"Happy Mother’s Day All, to those that are here, that are not with us in person but with us every moment and to those on a journey. L xx"

Lytton's EastEnders co-stars were some of the first to offer their congratulations.

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 26: Louisa Lytton attends The Pride of Birmingham Awards, in partnership with TSB at University of Birmingham on March 26, 2019 in Birmingham, United Kingdom. (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)
Louisa Lytton and Ben Bhanvra got engaged in 2019. (Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)

Brooke Kinsella, who used to play Kelly Taylor in the soap, wrote: "I cannot wait to squeeze you bubba. My little one is having a little one!"

Gurlaine Kaur Garcha, who stars as Ash Kaur, commented: "OH MY GOD!!!!!!! congratulations!!!! i am so so so happy for you!!!! ahhhhh!!!!!"

WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 00:00:01 on 16/03/2021 - Programme Name: EastEnders - January-March 2021 - TX: 22/03/2021 - Episode: EastEnders - January-March 2021- 6241 (No. 6241) - Picture Shows: ****EMBARGOED TILL TUESDAY 16TH MARCH 2021**** Ruby Allen (LOUISA LYTTON) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Kieron McCarron/Jack Barnes
Louisa Lytton plays Ruby Allen in EastEnders. (BBC/Kieron McCarron/Jack Barnes)

Clair Norris, who plays Bernadette Taylor, wrote: "Congratulations!! This is adorable."

Lytton and Bhanvra got engaged in 2019 and earlier this year, she posted on Instagram that her wedding dress was still in the shop because she was nervous about collecting it as she wasn't sure whether weddings would be going ahead this year.

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