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Emmerdale’s Amy Walsh on how she met EastEnders boyfriend on Strictly

Amy Walsh shared with fans how the pair had met (Picture: Rex/Instagram @amyvwalsh)

Amy Walsh and Toby Alexander Smith met thanks to a twist of fate from fellow Emmerdale star Kelvin Fletcher appearing on Strictly Come Dancing.

On Monday morning, the soap couple announced the exciting news they are expecting their first child, sharing a selection of sweet snaps to their social media pages.

The duo have been dating after they met supporting pals on Strictly in 2019.

It came the year Amy’s former Emmerdale co-star Kelvin stepped in to replace Jamie Laing after the latter was forced to pull out with a foot injury.

Kelvin then went on to win the show that year alongside Oti Mabuse, whilst EastEnders star Emma Barton also made it to the final.

EastEnders actor Toby and Emmerdale star Amy sat in the live audience for one show to be there for their respective co-stars and ended up sitting next each other, as shown in a throwback snap shared by Amy on Monday evening.

She addressed the unlikely circumstances of meeting her boyfriend during a chat with OK! Magazine.

‘The twists of fate that came into play to make us meet are crazy,’ Amy said.

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Amy was sat next to Toby and her sister Kimberley Walsh in the audience (Picture: BBC)

‘Jamie Laing was supposed to be in it that year but he broke his ankle so Kelvin Fletcher replaced him, and Toby wasn’t even supposed to be in the audience that week.’

Amy explained how someone sent her a screenshot of the pair together in the audience, adding: ‘I sent it to my best friend and joked “me and my future husband,” just thinking it was going to be a date. 

‘But after our first date I was like “this is it!”.’

Amy later today posted a sweet snap with her other half to thank friends and fans for their well wishes following their delightful news.

Amy and Toby have been dating since late 2019: (Picture: Instagram/@amyvwalsh)

She said: ‘Thanks for all your lovely comments on our news.

‘It’s a tough day to celebrate today but we have seen the love and kindness from everyone and are feeling very lucky! @toby_alexander_smith.’

It comes amid Amy’s on-screen character Tracey Metcalfe having a tough time with the transition to motherhood.

The actress has received much praise for showing Tracey’s suffering with postnatal depression since giving birth to daughter Frankie.

Meanwhile Toby’s currently portraying serial-killer Gray Atkins, whose reign of terror looks to soon come to an end as more and more residents of Albert Square become suspicious of his behaviour.

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