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Kellie Bright: Strictly helped with my pregnancy

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Kellie Bright: Strictly helped with my pregnancy

Kellie Bright believes starring on 'Strictly Come Dancing' helped her get pregnant.

The 'EastEnders' star - who is expecting her second child with husband Paul Stocker - says appearing on the BBC One dancing show helped take the focus off trying for a baby.

She said: "We started trying when I was 34, nearly 35. I fell pregnant very easily. But with the second one it was a different story.

"I think 'Strictly' helped as it took the focus off trying and the fact that I was nearing 40. We were trying for more than a year and I was very aware that I wasn't getting any younger. We feel very lucky that we're having another baby."

The 40-year-old actress also gushed about her on-screen husband Danny Dyer and insists he will always be part of her "family".

She told OK! magazine: "I love him to pieces, we even call each other second cousins.

"When you work together the hours we do, you can't help but become very close, but Danny really is one of my best friends. Whatever happens in the future I know he'll stay in my life - him and his family will stay part of my family."

Meanwhile, Kelly took to Twitter to reveal she was pregnant earlier this year.

She shared at the time: "Shhh... Don't tell anyone, but I'm pregnant! My hubby and I are over the moon & looking forward 2 meeting our little person in Nov [email protected] ...

"And for those of you that want to know, I will be returning to @bbceastenders after I've had the baby #queenvicismyhome #LindaCarter4ever xx (sic)."

Read the full story in this week's OK! magazine - out today (20.09.16).