EastEnders star Tameka Empson is pregnant with her first child.

The 36-year-old actress, who plays Kim Fox in the popular soap, is expecting to give birth "very soon".

A source close to Empson confirmed the news to Digital Spy explaining that she is "delighted" about becoming a first-time mum.

Meanwhile, a show source said: “All the cast and crew are delighted for Tameka, she has managed to keep working and also keep her pregnancy a secret.

“There is not long to go now until the birth so she is taking some time off because it is her first baby and she wants to get everything ready.

“She may pop up now and again and will be welcomed back with open arms after some time off with the baby.”

Tameka won the Inside Soap award in 2012 for Funniest Female Performance.