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Thursday 22nd August 2019

EastEnders' Lacey Turner introduces newborn daughter and reveals her adorable name

She gave birth to her daughter earlier this month

Lacey Turner has introduced her newborn daughter to the world after becoming a mum for the first time.

The EastEnders actress welcomed her little girl earlier this month with her husband Matt Kay.

Lacey, 31, has now showed off her daughter in a photo shoot with OK! Magazine and revealed they have named her: Dusty Violet Kay.

Read the full interview in this week's OK! magazine, out nationwide on Tuesday (Credit: OK! Magazine)

Read more: EastEnders' Lacey Turner welcomes first child with husband Matt Kay

New mum Lacey, who plays Stacey Fowler in the soap, told the publication: "Dusty’s our little miracle – we call her Special Kay!"

Speaking about the little girl's name, Lacey added: "It wasn’t on our original list but we did an internet search for ‘pretty girls’ names’ and we both said it at the same time!

"Her middle name is Violet, which I also love. We’ve had mixed reactions, people either think it’s really cool or they don’t really know what to say!"

Matt said he was "over the moon" that they welcomed a daughter.

Read the full interview in this week's OK! magazine, out nationwide on Tuesday

Dusty’s our little miracle – we call her Special Kay!
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Lacey announced her pregnancy in February.

Confirming the news to OK! Magazine - where she said at the time that she was due in mid-July - Lacey said the couple have "dreamed of having a family for so long".

Lacey told the publication: "I can’t wait to nurture our baby – we’ve dreamed of having a family for so long. When you’ve lost babies all you care about is the heartbeat – we’ve had about 12 scans."

The former Our Girl star tragically suffered two miscarriages before her current pregnancy, and told OK! she felt as though her "whole world had fallen to pieces” when she lost her babies.

She said: "I blamed myself thinking that I’d done something wrong. I’d think, 'Why me? What did I do?' But, of course, I hadn't done anything wrong – it's all down to chromosomes and luck, really. Speaking to other people about it helped me. Women shouldn’t feel ashamed to talk about it as it happens to so many women."

Read more: EastEnders fans horrified as Gray locks Chantelle in the house to beat her

In May, the star celebrated her baby shower in her north London home and shared photos from the bash.

She captioned the pictures: "I'm a lucky girl.

"Thank you to all the lovely ladies for making today so special but most of all thank you to @daisy90 @bevharv @lily_harvey @nannychick!! My gals did good."

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