Corrie’s Victoria Ekanoye acquired pregnant in lockdown as there was ‘nothing to do’
She revealed that she is anticipating her first little one along with her boyfriend Jonny Lomas earlier this month.
And Victoria Ekanoye, who is because of give delivery in January, has quipped that she grew to become pregnant throughout lockdown as there was ‘nothing else to do’.
The previous Coronation Road star, 37, is eagerly awaiting the delivery of her first little one and mentioned it’s ‘going to be an incredible begin’ to the brand new yr.
Being pregnant: And Victoria Ekanoye, who is because of give delivery to her first little one in January, has quipped that she grew to become pregnant throughout lockdown as there was ‘nothing else to do’
Talking to The Solar, she candidly defined: ‘A lockdown child, what else have been we to do? We’re due in January so it’ll be an incredible begin to 2021.’
Victoria, who performed Angie Appleton within the ITV cleaning soap, has been maintaining her first being pregnant extraordinarily non-public up till now.
She first introduced her pleased information in Hi there! journal in the beginning of November – when she was already six months pregnant.
The actress mentioned she and her boyfriend Jonny determined to delay revealing their child information, partly on account of her struggling with sickle cell anaemia.
Mother and father-to-be: The previous Coronation Road star, 37, is eagerly awaiting the delivery of her first little one with boyfriend Jonny Lomas and mentioned it’s ‘going to be an incredible begin’ to the brand new yr
The couple, who celebrated their four-year anniversary final month, admitted that the being pregnant got here as a ‘shock’ as they’d deliberate to start out attempting for a child in 2021.
Victoria advised the publication: ‘We thought we might strive subsequent yr. So when this being pregnant got here alongside we have been like: “It is occurring”.
‘It did come as a little bit of a shock nevertheless it’s so unbelievably thrilling.’
Regardless of being thrilled on the prospect of turning into dad and mom, Victoria mentioned there have been just a few causes they determined to attend to inform their nearest and dearest the massive information.
She defined: ‘We all know buddies which have miscarried and so we waited till we have been 12 weeks earlier than we even advised our dad and mom.
Shock: Victoria, who performed Angie Appleton within the ITV cleaning soap, has saved her first being pregnant extraordinarily non-public, solely asserting her pleased information at first of November
‘Then, with my well being situation, we needed just a little bit extra safety and stability in realizing that the whole lot is okay with child and with me.’
Victoria was first recognized with sickle cell anaemia when she was simply 22 years previous and has handled the continual sickness ever since.
Sickle cell illness is when defective stem cells produce purple blood cells which are crescent formed, resulting in blockages that deprive components of the physique of oxygen.
She added: ‘Continual sickness typically will not be simple to dwell with however to have that in Covid-19 and to be pregnant was lots.’
New chapter: The couple, who celebrated their four-year anniversary final month, admitted that the being pregnant got here as a ‘shock’ as they’d deliberate to start out attempting for a child in 2021
The X Issue: Movie star star added that due to her sickness she is thought to be a ‘high-risk’ being pregnant and praised the ‘wonderful’ well being professionals at St Mary’s Hospital in Manchester who’ve taken care of her.
Victoria and Jonny have opted to have a hospital delivery, with the TV star anticipated to be induced round 39 weeks, as she must have a blood transfusion straight after the delivery.
Victoria works with various charities related to sickle cell illness in kids.
The TV star is best-known for taking part in Angie Appleton in Coronation Road till early 2019, when her character left for South Africa along with her younger son George.
Fame: The TV star is best-known for taking part in Angie Appleton in Coronation Road (above) till early 2019, when her character left for South Africa along with her younger son George
Her shock exit from the Manchester cleaning soap got here after Angie break up up from husband Jude Appleton, the son of Mary Taylor.
When requested by The Solar if she would ever contemplate returning to the present, she teased that it could be ‘wonderful’ to return and work with Patti Clare as soon as once more.
She added: ‘It might simply be wonderful to return on the set and work along with her [Patti].
‘It was such a privilege and you’re simply laughing, at one factor or one other, even at occasions whenever you should not be.’
Victoria has additionally starred as Rachel in The Royal and appeared on superstar specials together with The Huge Quiz, The Chase: Movie star and The X Issue: Movie star.
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