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Louisa Lytton dons rainbow dress while her shirtless fiancé Ben Bhanvra cradles her baby bump

Louisa Lytton updated her Instagram followers on her pregnancy journey on Saturday, sharing a sweet series of photos of herself and her fiancé Ben Bhanvra cradling her growing bump in their back garden.

The EastEnders actress, 32, slipped into a pretty rainbow stripe dress for the impromptu shoot, while businessman Ben, went shirtless in the sunshine.

Captioning her post: ‘Bump update,’ Louisa and Ben even got their beloved pet dog involved, with Ben snuggling the sweet pooch in between himself and his wife-to-be.

Family: Louisa Lytton, 32, updated her Instagram followers on her pregnancy on Saturday, sharing a sweet series of photos of herself and her fiancé Ben Bhanvra cradling her bump

Louisa also shared two photos of herself gently placing her hands on her growing stomach.

Looking radiant while smiling for the camera, the actress rested her hands on her hip in one snap, and in another closed her eyes while basking in the warm weather.

Louisa wore her long brunette hair loose in the series of photographs and inadvertently gave fans a peek into her outside space, which featured two wooden chairs decorated with patterned cushions.

Louisa announced in March that she is expecting her first child with Ben.

Stylish: The EastEnders actress slipped into a pretty rainbow stripe dress for the impromptu shoot, while business Ben, went shirtless in the sunshine

Stylish: The EastEnders actress slipped into a pretty rainbow stripe dress for the impromptu shoot, while business Ben, went shirtless in the sunshine

She shared the announcement on Instagram, unveiling her baby bump in a heartwarming video.

It comes after the mother-to-be revealed she has cancelled her wedding to Ben.

Speaking to OK! Magazine in May, Louisa told how the pair had already been forced to cancel the ceremony twice thanks to the pandemic so now they are waiting until they are ‘ready’.

She said: ‘We’ve cancelled the wedding altogether now. We’ve decided to scrap the whole thing and start again with our plans.

Sweet: Captioning her post: 'Bump update,' Louisa and Ben even got their beloved pet dog involved, with Ben snuggling the sweet poch in between himself and his wife-to-be

Sweet: Captioning her post: ‘Bump update,’ Louisa and Ben even got their beloved pet dog involved, with Ben snuggling the sweet poch in between himself and his wife-to-be

‘We’re going to have the baby and focus on that and then get married once we’re ready.

‘We’d already postponed it twice and the wedding we were going to have is massive – we had nearly 200 people.’

Louisa added that the last year has ‘put everything into perspective’, adding that there are bigger things going on in the world.

The actress said Ben is ‘really chilled’ about becoming a father although he was shocked when she first told him she was pregnant.

Louisa was grateful that her fiancé was able to join her at both her 12 and 20 week scans and said she is praying that both Ben and her mother will be allowed in the delivery room with her when the baby is born.

Garden: Louisa wore her long brunette hair loose in the series of photographs and inadvertently gave fans a peek into her outside space

Garden: Louisa wore her long brunette hair loose in the series of photographs and inadvertently gave fans a peek into her outside space

The soap star previously told how she discovered she was pregnant the day after she had been out drinking tequila shots.

The actress was playing a Christmas Day game with family where people who lost had to have a shot.

Louisa said she was ‘violently sick’ that night which she doesn’t normally get after drinking alcohol and took a pregnancy test on Boxing Day.

Louisa revealed her co-stars Lacey Turner, who plays Stacey Slater and James Bye, who plays Martin Fowler, were the first people on the EastEnders set she told she was set to become a mother.

Lacey is a mother-of-two and has already given Louisa some advice on becoming a mum with the actress saying Lacey has ‘really helped me’.

It comes after Louisa admitted she’d had a tough first trimester, as she said she had ‘never felt hunger like it’ and lamented ‘giving her baby a terrible start.’

Alongside a montage of images of her fast food, the actress penned the lengthy caption which explained the extent of her cravings and her emotional experiences.

She wrote: ‘First trimester. I’ve never felt hunger like it. I think every 5-10 minutes in fact on average I think I ate 56 Mc Ds and 74 pizzas a week. I couldn’t stop. Poor Ben would make a whole roast dinner on a Sunday…

‘Then I’d be queuing at a drive thru 30 minutes later. And CHEESE, I carried cathedral cheese bites around in my pocket at work to eat behind a set wall when no one was watching. The only way to describe it was a 24/7 7 day a week hangover…

Baby on board! Louisa revealed in March that she and her fiancé Ben (pictured with the actress) are expecting their first child together

Baby on board! Louisa revealed in March that she and her fiancé Ben (pictured with the actress) are expecting their first child together

‘The only thing that would subside the sickness was salt and ketchup. Now I know I’m lucky I could stomach food, I know some people simply can’t?…

‘Now I know I’m lucky I could stomach food, I know some people can’t? I felt such guilt, how could I give this baby such a terrible start.

‘I’m out the other side now, and I wish I just relaxed a bit more and didn’t cry into every portion of chips.’

Called off: Louisa revealed in May that she has cancelled her wedding to fiancé Ben in an interview

Called off: Louisa revealed in May that she has cancelled her wedding to fiancé Ben in an interview 

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