EastEnders' Kellie Bright, 45, reveals she has named her 'miracle' third baby ...

EastEnders' Kellie Bright, 45, reveals she has named her 'miracle' third baby ...
EastEnders' Kellie Bright, 45, reveals she has named her 'miracle' third baby ...

EastEnders star Kellie Bright has named her 'miracle' third baby Rudy Joy Stoker. 

The soap actress, 45, announced the unusual choice of name just weeks after confirming she had welcomed her newborn son with husband Paul Stoker, in what she described as an 'intense' labour, where she only used gas and air. 

Kellie, who announced that she was expecting Rudy in March after undergoing a frozen embryo transfer, already shares sons Freddy, nine, and Gene, four, with Paul and the actress has delightedly discussed their new addition.

Blooming: EastEnders star Kellie Bright has named her 'miracle' third baby Rudy Joy Stoker

Blooming: EastEnders star Kellie Bright has named her 'miracle' third baby Rudy Joy Stoker 

Speaking to OK! Magazine, Kellie detailed the thinking behind the name, saying: 'Joy was my nana's name and I said that whether we had a boy or a girl, I would really like the middle name to be Joy as she meant such a lot to me.

'We weren't sold on Rudy until about a week before I had him, but it's been on my boys' list for a while and was definitely around when I had Gene.'

She also divulged details of her birth story, as she explained she was induced at 37 and a half weeks over concerns about the size of the tot. 

Her labour lasted two days, with the delivery happening after the a midwife's sweep, which led to her waters breaking as she was wheeled into the ward.  

Sweet: Kellie, who announced that she was expecting Rudy in March after undergoing a frozen embryo transfer, already shares sons Freddy, nine, and Gene, four, with Paul and the actress has delightedly discussed their new addition

Sweet: Kellie, who announced that she was expecting Rudy in March after undergoing a frozen embryo transfer, already shares sons Freddy, nine, and Gene, four, with Paul and the actress has delightedly discussed their new addition

She said: 'He arrived 20 minutes after I got to the labour ward and all I had was gas and air. didn't want an epidural this time because I wanted to feel everything – it's somewhere in the middle. It was all so quick but it was the birth I wanted.'

Earlier this month, Kellie, who plays Linda Carter in the BBC soap, revealed the happy news to OK!, telling the publication: 'We're thrilled to announce the safe arrival of the latest addition to our family. Mum and baby are doing well.' 

The couple previously detailed their IVF journey to conceive their child, the method they opted for when they successfully conceived second son Gene. 

Joy: Speaking to OK! Magazine, Kellie detailed the thinking behind the name, saying: 'Joy was my nana's name and I said that whether we had a boy or a girl, I would really like the middle name to be Joy as she meant such a lot to me

Joy: Speaking to OK! Magazine, Kellie detailed the thinking behind the name, saying: 'Joy was my nana's name and I said that whether we had a boy or a girl, I would really like the middle name to be Joy as she meant such a lot to me

Kellie and Paul needed IVF treatment after they struggled to get pregnant with their second child and got four 'strong' embryos, one of which became Gene.

They then used the remaining three to try for a third, with the first two not working, while they experienced a bleed with the last.

Although the bleed left Kellie in tears, it ended

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