Coronation Street's Lucy Fallon pregnant with her first child

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Photo credit: Neil P. Mockford - Getty Images

Note: This article contains discussion of topics including miscarriage.

Coronation Street alumni Lucy Fallon has revealed that she's pregnant with her first child.

The actress, who played Bethany Platt in the ITV soap before moving onto pastures new, and her footballer boyfriend Ryan Ledson made the announcement through OK! magazine.

Lucy said that the first person she told was her mum, then she told Ryan as soon as he got back from training – who described learning the news as a "surprise" but added his feeling that "it was meant to be".

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Lucy, who confirmed she has a February 2023 due date, said: "It feels a lot more real now. I don't think I look that pregnant at the moment, just like I've had a lot of KFC!"

The good news comes after the couple went through the "traumatising, horrendous time" of Lucy experiencing a miscarriage back in March.

Recalling the tragic experience, Lucy said: "I had pregnancy symptoms and I was feeling really unwell and when they were doing all these scans my symptoms were getting worse and worse and there were no signs I had had a miscarriage, so that made it more of a shock.

"We just assumed everything was going to be fine. Then after a week when they'd done the blood tests and other tests I went back and they said that I had miscarried.

"It was a really strange feeling. Even though so many people go through it, you never expect it will happen to you.

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Photo credit: Neil P. Mockford - Getty Images

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"That changed things and it made us realise that was definitely what we wanted," Lucy continued.

"Situations like that can really test your relationship and when you go through something that's really horrible you see how the other person deals with stuff and how they support you and how you support them. It just made us closer and stronger."

Although Lucy's experience having a miscarriage has left her with some anxiety, the couple explained that they are trying to keep a positive attitude during this pregnancy.

"We're very fortunate that it happened again for us," Lucy said. "We weren't putting pressure on it and I was trying not to put pressure on myself and then it just ended up happening that way for us. It was obviously just meant to happen."

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