Tameka Empson on her new baby boy and EastEnders reunion with Diane Parish

EastEnders star Tameka Empson made a very exciting announcement during her appearance on Loose Women with her on-screen sister, Diane Parish.

The actress told the panel that while she'd taken some time away from the soap she'd actually given birth to a baby!

"I've been contributing to the human race... I have a baby boy, a bouncing baby boy," she said, adding that she hadn't deliberately chosen to keep the news relatively private.

"I just wanted to enjoy it. A baby comes and you want to enjoy it before everyone says, 'How’s he doing... etc..'" she explained.

Catch Tameka and Diane's full chat - including the latest about Kim and Denise Fox's Walford reunion - in the video above.

Watch Loose Women weekdays from 12.30pm on ITV, STV and the ITV Hub.