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EastEnders' Lacey Turner would 'support' real-life teen pregnancy

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EastEnders actress, 34, has revealed that she would act similarly to her character. Putting it into the perspective of her off-screen family, the star shared this week that she would support her own daughter Dusty, 3, if she ever was in the same position as a teenager. 'I would give her all the tools and the knowledge she would possibly need,' explained Stacey, who shares daughter Dusty and son Trilby, two, with husband Matt Kay.

This is a similar perspective to her character Stacey, who has been supporting young daughter Lily since the pregnancy news - which came after she slept with classmate Ricky Mitchell Jr, also 12.

Lily initially planned to abort the baby but has decided to go through with it after much deliberating, with mum Stacey and dad Martin (James Bye) standing by her.

While the EastEnders pre-teen pregnancy storyline initially raised eyebrows, the cast and writers have since shared that the circumstance is more common than many think. 'I think initially my reaction was the same as most people’s — "Wow, that is young" — but having done research, it happens,' Lacey shared during a chat with The Sun this week.

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