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Lacey Turner is ‘over the moon’ as she announces pregnancy

Greer McNally
·Contributor
·2-min read
Lacey Turner in the press room with the Best Serial Drama Performance Award for her role as Stacey Slater in Eastenders at the National Television Awards 2017, held at The O2 Arena, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: 25th January, 2017. See PA Story SHOWBIZ NTAs. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire (Photo by Ian West/PA Images via Getty Images)
Lacey Turner with the Best Serial Drama Performance Award for her role as Stacey Slater in Eastenders at the National Television Awards 2017. (Ian West/PA Images via Getty Images)

Lacey Turner and her husband Matt Kay have announced that their daughter Dusty Violet will have a new brother or sister this February.

The EastEnders star told OK in an interview that she is “over the moon” to be expecting her second child.

“We feel so lucky to be expecting our second baby, as it took so long to get Dusty,” she said.

“I had an inkling I was pregnant, so I took the test at home and it was positive. We feel so lucky.”

Turner has previously talked about the heartache she has experienced while trying to conceive. She had two miscarriages before little Dusty came along.

No wonder she’s calling her baby bump a “miracle”.

“I didn’t know how long it would take and you worry you may suffer more heartache, but, thankfully, everything’s been fine,” she told OK.

“I don’t think pregnancy will ever be an exciting experience for me as I always have that worry in the back of my mind, but the further along I go in the pregnancy, the less I worry. Matt’s more positive than me.”

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Turner often posts photos of Dusty on Instagram. A recent shot saw the little girl in a toy car on her first birthday.

Turner became a household name as Stacey on EastEnders after joining the show when she was just 16.

She then left the soap to star in the critically acclaimed Our Girl, playing army medic Molly Dawes, but it wasn’t long before she returned to Albert Square.

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She married Kay on a beach in Ibiza in 2017.

Now fans know why it was previously announced that Turner would be taking a long break from the soap in which she made her name.

There has been confirmation of her exit storyline: Turner’s character has just returned to the square to find her estranged husband Martin (James Bye) in a relationship with her best friend.