EastEnders star Kellie Shirley reveals 'shock' pregnancy aged 41 after falling ill on set | The SunNovember 7, 2022
FORMER EastEnders star Kellie Shirley has revealed she's pregnant at 41 and confessed the news "floored her".
Kellie, who played Carly Wicks in the BBC1 soap, and her husband Phil Davies are already parents to seven-year-old twins Pearl and Louis.
But while filming over the summer the actress became ill – but never expected the outcome.
She said: "I was literally on my hands and knees feeling horrendous and the on set medic called John, said, ‘Are you sure you’re not pregnant?’.
"I was like, ‘Oh no, I’m hardly seeing my husband! It’s just this heat'."
But Kellie added to OK! Magazine: "Then I was being sick for a couple of weeks and he said, ‘Go and get a pregnancy test’, so I did.
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"It came back positive straight away. I was like, ‘Oh my God, John was right!’ It was a really lovely surprise. I feel very lucky."
Kellie also revealed she's expecting 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 starred as Carly in EastEnders from 2006 to 2008 and made a brief comeback in 2012.
Since her time on Albert Square Kellie has appeared in dramas including Ridley and Death in Paradise.
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