EastEnders actress Patsy Palmer has announced the happy news that she is pregnant with her fourth baby.
The flame-haired star and her husband, cab driver Richard Merkell, are expecting their new arrival in December, a BBC spokesperson has confirmed.
They are already parents to son Fenton, who is nine, daughter Emilia, eight, and Charley, Patsy's son from a previous relationship.
London-born Patsy, who lives in Brighton with her family, returned to hit soap EastEnders in 2008 after a nine-year absence.
Earlier this year her character, Bianca, was seen remarrying former husband Ricky Butcher.
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