EMMERDALE star Amy Walsh has revealed she is expecting a baby with her EastEnders star boyfriend Toby Alexander-Smith.
The pair, who have long kept their relationship under wraps, have revealed they are going to have their first child.
Toby Alexander-Smith and Amy Walsh are having an EastEnders-Emmerdale baby[/caption]
Amy, 34, is best known to Emmerdale viewers as Tracy Metcalfe while Toby, 30, is Albert Square psycho Gray Atkins.
Speaking to OK! Amy said: “We’re so excited. It feels as though the way everything happened was meant to be.
“I thought I might struggle with fertility, so for pregnancy to happen quite easily and when I wanted – I was gobsmacked. We feel incredibly lucky.”
Amy and Toby, who met in the audience of Strictly Come Dancing in 2019, ended up pressing fast-forward on their relationship because of lockdown.
They decided to isolate together, moving in after just four months when the government told everyone – including soap stars – to stay at home.
The Sun revealed the pair had become a couple in December, when the pair turned up at a premiere together.
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The new couple made their first public appearance on the red carpet at A Christmas Carol in London in December last year.
Speaking to OK! Toby explained he has already told his EastEnders co-stars and took Ben Mitchell actor Max Bowden for a drink to give him the happy news.
He said: “I texted Lorraine Stanley as she was actually there the night we met. I also told Linda Henry and Danny Dyer.
“Everyone is over the moon for us. They all said it’s such lovely news, especially after the year we’ve had.”
I thought I might struggle with fertility, so for pregnancy to happen quite easily and when I wanted – I was gobsmacked
The pair met when they sat together in the front row of Strictly Come Dancing – cheering on different people.
Toby was there to support Honey Mitchell co-star Emma Barton while Amy was there for Kelvin Fletcher, who went on to win.