EastEnders star Brooke Kinsella has revealed that she felt as though her late brother Ben was watching over her when his name showed up on her pregnancy test.
The actress, who portrayed Kelly Taylor in the BBC One soap, spoke about how she was left in shock when she spotted ‘BEN’ on said pregnancy test.
‘I’ve done a few tests over the years,’ she said on Loose Women, ‘But on this one, as soon as I opened it on the packaging I saw BEN.
‘It seemed so silly because I’m sure the company will tell me there are millions of test out there that have those letters on them.
‘But it was just what I needed at that time. I just knew straight away – I just thought: “I’ve got a really good feeling about this.”
‘It went positive immediately. To me, it was him making his presence known.’
Brooke lost her brother Ben in a knife crime attack in 2008 and has since campaigned against the crime.
In 2018, the actress assisted EastEnders with research and input on a knife crime storyline that saw mainstay Shakil Kazemi (Shaheen Jafargholi) stabbed to death.
Brooke welcomed daughter Elsie with husband Simon Boardley in September.
She wrote on Instagram: ‘She shared: ‘And then there was you… 💖 Elsie Rose Georgia Boardley. Stole our hearts immediately and forever at 1.07am on 22.09.2020.’
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