Lacey Turner has confirmed she is returning to 'EastEnders' after her maternity leave.

Lacey Turner

Lacey Turner

The 33-year-old actress - who gave birth in February to her baby boy Trilby Fox - revealed her character Stacey Slater will be back in Albert Square for good.

She told OK! magazine: "I'm really lucky because although with a big storyline you can be working like any full-time job, there are a lot of times when I'm not needed so it works out perfectly.

"I also live not too far away from the studios so that always makes things easier and I can pop home between filming. I'm always home for bath and bedtime, too."

Lacey - who also has two-year-old daughter Dusty with husband Matt Kay - revealed their six-month-old son will stay at home with her partner while she's on set.

She added: "I like that Trilby and Matt will get to be together while I'm in work as I can just concentrate on that and not have to worry about a thing.

"It's a privileged position to be in. I'm very lucky."

Lacey also admitted there's still a chance they could have more kids in the future, although she already feels "so lucky" to be a mum.

She said: "I'd still have four. I would be happy with three and I'd be happy with two if this was our lot.

"We're so lucky to have the two we've got, but I would definitely have more.

"It definitely won't be any time soon, though – we have our hands full at the moment!"

Lacey previously explained the thinking behind her son's unusual name.

She revealed: "I always thought it was such a cool name. I knew a girl once and her sister was called Trilby Fox and I always thought it was such a cool name, and I quite liked it for a boy, so I've had it in my head for a really long time!

"It’s nice because when people say, 'What's his name?' you say, 'Trilby, like the hat.' When we had Dusty, we said, 'Dusty, like Dusty Springfield.' "


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