EastEnders star Sid Owen has announced he’s engaged and expecting his first child with Victoria Shores.
The actor, who famously played Ricky Butcher in the popular soap, proposed to Victoria last month after a whirlwind romance.
The couple are hoping to tie the knot in summer 2022, after welcoming their first child together early next year.
Speaking to OK! magazine, Sid admitted: “I never ever dreamt I would have kids. The older you get the more distant that idea seems. You give up hope sometimes, so it’s a miracle it’s happened.”
The soap star met his wife-to-be back in 1998 and they dated for a year, before deciding to give their romance another try after reconnecting last September.
Victoria is already mum to two children from her previous marriage, who “really get on” with her husband-to-be.