Rachel Adedeji is pregnant.

Rachel Adedeji

Rachel Adedeji

The 'Hollyoaks' actress - who shot to fame on 'The X Factor' in 2009 - is due to give birth to her first child on December 27 and she and her husband Jason Finnegan "can't wait."

She said: "We can't wait to be parents."

The brunette beauty portrays Lisa Loveday in the long-running Channel 4 soap and has praised the wardrobe team at 'Hollyoaks' for disguising her pregnancy so well on set.

She explained: "Lisa is a very vibrant character and doesn't wear many clothes! But the team has been brilliant in allowing new clothes to fit Lisa's personality. Instead of hot pants and a bra, it's hot pants and a loose top!"

The 26-year-old beauty has been relying on her co-star Jennifer Metcalfe - who gave birth to her first child Daye in June - for advice on motherhood and they're even planning a holiday together with their babies once Rachel has welcomed her little one into the world later this year.

Speaking to Closer magazine, she explained: "Jen has been amazing - I couldn't ask for a better friend. As soon as I found out I was pregnant, I was like, 'Jen, what do I do?!'

"She's an amazing mum and seeing her and Greg with Daye is just adorable. We've been talking about holidaying together once my baby arrives."

Rachel tied the knot with her partner Jason back in 2015 in Buckinghamshire and took to her Twitter page just before she walked down the aisle to thank people for their wishes.

She wrote at the time: "Can't believe the day is finally here. In the next few hours I'll be a blushing bride. Thank you to everyone for your wishes. Xx (sic)."


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