Kara Tointon, The Olivier Awards 2018, Royal Albert Hall, London UK, 08 April 2018, Photo by Brett D. Cove
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Former EastEnders star Kara Tointon gives birth to first child

The EastEnders star reportedly gave birth last week

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Kara Tointon has become a mother for the first time to a beautiful baby boy.

The former EastEnders star welcomed her first child with fiancé Marius Jensen on Thursday November 22 and the couple are both “very happy”, a family member has said.

Kara Tointon and Marius Jensen (Credit: WENN)
Kara and Marius only revealed the pregnancy a month ago! (credit: WENN)

In a statement to Hello! Magazine, Marius said: “On Thursday at 11.04am, 3.2 kilos of happiness joined our lives. Kara and I couldn’t be happier and our four legged companions Elfie and Winston have been guarding our new family member since.”

Kara – who is best known for playing Dawn Swann in the BBC One soap – only announced she was pregnant in October, just a few weeks before she was due to give birth, describing it as a “life-changing” moment.

Kara Tointon (Credit: WENN)
Kara has given birth to a baby boy, according to sources (credit: WENN)

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Revealing she was engaged AND having a baby in the pages of HELLO! magazine, she said: “It is an incredible time. It is the biggest life-changing moment when you have this little human being coming into your life that you are yet to meet. I can’t wait for motherhood and all the challenges it will bring.”

The actress is best known for playing Dawn Swann on the BBC soap (credit: BBC)

She continued: “For me it was always about meeting the person that you know is the one you want to share this experience with.

“Marius and I said, ‘If it happens, we are ready, but we won’t plan,’ and then it happened quite quickly. For me, this is the perfect age.”

The TV star won the Strictly glitterball in 2010 (credit: BBC)

Kara – who was crowned the Strictly Come Dancing champion back in 2010 – and chiropractor Marius got engaged after the hunk popped the question whilst she was in bed at home back in March, a week before they went on holiday to India where he had intended to propose.

He told Hello! at the time: “I had planned for a big proposal on the beach in India on holiday but I am not very good at keeping secrets. I’m someone who gives people their Christmas presents a week early… and so instead it just happened here at home, one Sunday morning, the week before we went away.”

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Pregnancy rumours began swirling in August when Kara was seen touching her stomach while attending a film premiere with Marius in London.

Huge congratulations to both Kara and Marius! Now hurry up with the cute Instagram pics, huh?

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