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EastEnders star Laurie Brett saved husband's life just before they were due to be wed

Soap favourite reveals terrifying run up to their 'first' wedding

Jane Beale actress Laurie Brett got hitched earlier this month in a low-key ceremony with some of her EastEnders co-stars in attendance.

But it turns out her and new husband Dennis Longmam’s big day had been rescheduled from months earlier following a dramatic development that could have been scripted for her Albert Square character.

Laurie, 49, was originally due to marry her fiancé last October before he was struck down by a worrying illness.

Speaking to OK! Magazine, Laurie revealed doctors credited her for saving Dennis’ life.

The happy couple finally did it! (Credit: Instagram @glamzin)

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"In the lead up to the wedding Dennis was very ill, I knew something wasn’t right so I called an ambulance," she explained. 

"When we got to the hospital we found out he had pneumonia and sepsis.

Your wife-to-be has saved your life.

"The consultant said to him: 'Your wife-to-be has saved your life. If you had waited another night to come in things would have been very different.'"

Having made a full recovery, the couple were able to get their marriage plans back on track and enjoyed a ‘secret’ do with family and friends.

Pal Tamzin documented part of this month's ceremony on social media (Credit: Instagram @glamzin)

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Tamzin Outhwaite was among the famous faces in attendance, with the Mel Owen star revealing details about the do to her 200,000 Instagram followers.

Uploading a snap of a host of "gorgeous wedding flowers" to her Instagram Stories, Tamzin later let slip who they were for when she posted an image of the 49-year-old Jane Beale favourite giving her man a kiss.

"Congratulations Laurie and Dan," Tamzin captioned the pic.

Letitia Dean - who plays Walford’s Sharon Mitchell - is also thought to have been a guest at the wedding reception.

Laurie and Dennis were friends for years before their relationship became something more (Credit:

It is believed Laurie and Dennis have been a couple for a year and a half after being friends for over a decade.

She has previously said her feelings for him had changed after they bumped into one another in 2017.

- OK! Magazine is out now

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