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EastEnders star Tameka Empson expecting baby

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EastEnders star Tameka Empson is pregnant with her first child, Digital Spy can confirm.

The actress, who plays Walford's Kim Fox, is currently on a break from the BBC soap and will welcome her new arrival within the next few weeks.

Tameka Empson as Kim Fox in EastEnders

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Tameka Empson as Kim Fox


A source close to Empson confirmed the news to Digital Spy this evening (February 21) and the 36-year-old is said to be "delighted" as she prepares to become a mum.

An EastEnders insider added: "Tameka is a firm favourite on set and everyone is thrilled for her."

Kim has not appeared on screen in EastEnders in recent months due to Empson's break from the show. Her absence has been addressed on screen as Kim flew off abroad after meeting a new man and is currently working on a cruise ship.

Denise and Kim come to an understanding.

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Kim with her sister Denise in EastEnders


Monday's episode (February 24) will see Kim make a brief appearance back on screen as she gets in touch with her sister Denise in a webcam chat and shares some surprising news.

Empson joined EastEnders in 2009 and became a show regular the following year. Her character has become popular with fans, earning her the comedy prize at the Inside Soap Awards for the past three years.

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