Former EastEnders star Kellie Sylvia has admitted she is now 41-years-old and shared the news with her family “floored her”.
Kellie, who portrayed Carly Wicks in BBC1’s soap, and Phil Davies, her husband, are parents to Pearl and Louis, seven-year old twins.
The actress fell ill while filming in the summer, but she never expected it to be this bad.
She said that she felt horrendous, and was literally on her hands and knees. John, an on-set doctor, stated, ‘Are you sure you’re not pregnant?’.
“I was like, ‘Oh no, I’m hardly seeing my husband! It’s just this heat’.”
OK! Magazine: “I was sick for a few weeks, and then he said, ‘Go and get a pregnancy test’So I did.
“It came back positive straightaway. I was like, ‘Oh my God, John was right!’ It was a really lovely surprise. I feel very lucky.”
Kellie also shared that she’s pregnant with a boy and said: “As the pregnancy was a shock, I felt like I wanted to be able to connect with the baby more. I didn’t have a preference – I just want the baby to be healthy.”
She was Carly in EastEnders 2006-2008 and made a brief cameback in 2012.
Kellie has been a part of many dramas since her days on Albert Square, including Ridley and Death in Paradise.