Natalie Cassidy and Adam Cottrell met at the Isle of Wight Festival in June

Natalie Cassidy is expecting her first child with boyfriend Adam Cottrell.

The former EastEnders actress, 26, fell pregnant over Christmas. 

'I've always wanted to become a mother,' says Natalie

'I could have been a mum before now, but I never found the right person.

'And I never felt I wanted to have a child with anyone - until I met this man.'

Natalie and Adam, 30, started trying for a baby late last year.

'I've got polycystic ovaries and I was worried I wouldn't be able to conceive,' she tells OK! 

'I came off my contraception in November but I never thought I'd get pregnant that quickly.'

Natalie, who is craving chicken, mayonnaise and sweetcorn sandwiches, may wed before the baby is born.

'I was going to propose [at Christmas],' says Adam. 'And then we got the news! So I'm kicking myself.'

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