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New reality show for EastEnder mum-to-be

Former EastEnders star Natalie Cassidy has landed her own reality show as she prepares to become a mother.

The actress -- due to give birth to her first child in September -- will be in a new fly-on-the-wall show to be screened by E4.

The station will broadcast four hour-long documentaries in the autumn with the working title Natalie Cassidy: Becoming Mum.

Cameras will follow Strictly Come Dancing contestant Cassidy (26) as she and partner Adam Cottrell spend the coming months get ready for the birth.

Channel 4 said the series will offer "a humorous glimpse" into the pair's lives as they embark on a life-changing experience.

Cassidy said: "I want this to be fun, normal and all about real life, not starry, just truthful, great fun with family and friends. This series will be about me, the actress and presenter, on my journey to becoming a mum."

Cassidy played Albert Square's Sonia Fowler for more than 13 years and popped up again briefly on the show in February of this year. Acting Head of E4 Paul Mortimer said: "Natalie is a warm and witty young woman with a great sense of humour."