Actress Kirsty-Leigh Porter has revealed that her "beautiful baby girl" arrived stillborn at 29 weeks late last year.

The Hollyoaks star shared a picture to Instagram of her daughter's hand and foot prints.

She wrote: "Our beautiful baby girl, Penny-Leigh Barber was born sleeping on the 21st of December 2018 at 6.49am, 29 weeks & 3 days young. My heart has never felt pain like it. Sleep sweetly our angel.

"We will always love you. Love your Mummy & Daddy. My Everything."

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Her followers have been reaching out with messages of support for Kirsty-Leigh and her partner Paul.

The 29-year-old soap star, who plays Leela Lomax in Hollyoaks, revealed that she was expecting a baby in a November interview with OK magazine.