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Natalie Cassidy announces pregnancy

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Former EastEnders star Natalie Cassidy has announced that she is expecting her first child.

The actress, best known for her role as Walford's Sonia Fowler, is 12 weeks pregnant after trying for a baby with 30-year-old Adam Cottrell, her boyfriend of nine months.

Cassidy, 26, met Cottrell at the Isle Of Wight festival last summer and the pair are said to be thrilled by their news.

Speaking to OK magazine, Cassidy commented: "We haven't really gone public with our relationship, so I guess this will seem a bit sudden to some people. But it was a whirlwind romance for us too, I guess. We feel like we've known each other forever."

The ex-soap star went on to explain that she has polycystic ovaries and had feared she would struggle to conceive.

She added: "I'm keeping my fingers crossed that Adam will propose to me before the baby is born. The baby was conceived over Christmas, which is the loveliest Christmas gift ever. I came off my contraception in November but I never thought I'd get pregnant that quickly!"

The former Strictly Come Dancing contestant also confirmed that she and Cottrell hope to have "a lot of kids" and are aiming to be a family of four by the time Cassidy reaches the age of 30.

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