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Lacey Turner on her second 'miracle' baby and EastEnders maternity leave backlash

EastEnders star Lacey Turner joined the Loose Women to share her joy after announcing she's pregnant with her second ‘miracle’ baby.

Lacey, who is already mum to one-year-old Dusty, explained that she's still a little anxious about the pregnancy following two previous miscarriages, but had been trying not to overthink it.

"I think the only difference is I haven’t had as much time to sit and think about it. But I’m still anxious. I think I probably always will be, which I think it’s quite normal for people who have been on the journey I have," she said.

Lacey told Kaye, Nadia, Jane and Coleen why she loves that her husband, Matt, has chosen to be a stay at home dad for Dusty.

"He's brilliant, he is so amazing with her. She absolutely adores him and he adores her, so it’s perfect. They enjoy spending time with each other which is lovely. He was happy to stay at home. It’s 2020, so why not?"

And she also reacted to the controversy surrounding her decision to take a second period of maternity leave from the soap so soon after her first.

"I'm not quite sure what they were angry about," she said. "'I have to take it as a compliment, that maybe you miss having Stacey on the square so much!"

Watch Lacey's chat in the video above and catch the full episode on the ITV Hub.

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