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Former EastEnders star Belinda Owusu has hinted that she has given birth to a baby girl after surprising fans by announcing she was 40 weeks pregnant with her first child.
Best known for playing Denise Fox's daughter Libby, affectionately called "Squiggle" in the hit BBC soap, Belinda is now starring on Holby City.
The 31 year old took to social media to announce the happy news of her full-term pregnancy at the start of the month and has since gone silent.
However, she made a return to Instagram on Sunday to drop the hint that she has welcomed a daughter.
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Belinda shared an image of some adorable pink baby clothes with her 13,000 followers on the social media platform, sparking speculation that her bundle of joy has arrived.
Sharing a tiny hand knitted pink cardigan and booties and a floral pair of trousers, Belinda wrote on her story upload: "At least one of us will be getting dressed today.
"@Red_Rosay loving my outfit thank you auntie [sic]," Belinda continued alongside a trio of loved-up looking emojis.
The huge hint at Belinda's new arrival comes three weeks after she stunned fans by announcing her pregnancy, which she had managed to hide through lockdown.
The actress wrote to her thousands of fans: "Ready when you are, kid" alongside the hashtag #40weeks as she showed off her bump in a tight black hoodie, beaming at the camera.
One fan commented: "Whatttttt?????? Surprise surprise……what a lovely picture, you look amazing. B…obvs had no idea, but delighted for you. Best job in the world. Good luck and enjoy [sic]."
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A second wrote: "Omg so excited for you hun can’t wait to see pics [sic]."
While a third chimed: "Wow you kept that quiet, congratulations," as many more wished the actress well.
Fans of BBC medical drama Holby City, where Belinda plays Nicky McKendrick, quickly realised the bump her character is bearing is in fact real.
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One wrote: "I thought it was just your character lol. Congrats x [sic]"
Another commented: "Wow!! Was that your actual baby in Holby when you scanned your stomach then Congratulations girl!! [sic]"
As another typed: "Wow congratulations this why its written into holby [sic]."
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