Tracy Beaker star Chelsie Padley is pregnant! Actress, 31, reveals she is expecting her first child with partner Iain George – after playing Louise Govern on the iconic CBBC show
Tracy Beaker star Chelsie Padley has revealed she is pregnant with her first child.
The 31-year-old actress played Louise Govern in the early series of the iconic CBBC show, before leaving in 2004.
Chelsie shared news of her pregnancy on Instagram and posted a beautiful video of the moment she received her positive pregnancy test along with the moment she told her partner Iain George the news.
One of the congratulations was Tracy herself Dani Harmer, who commented, “Oh I’m so so so happy for you both.”
In the video, Chelsie bursts into tears as she receives the positive test before waiting for her partner Iain to come home.
Baby News! Tracy Beaker star Chelsie Padley has revealed she is pregnant with her first child
Cute! Chelsie shared news of her pregnancy on Instagram and posted a beautiful video of her telling her partner Iain George the news
Baby coming! The video shows Iain lovingly kissing Chelsie’s belly after telling their loved ones the news
Sobbing, she rushes to hug him, as the reel shows her telling her parents the news by presenting the test to her mother in a box.
Chelsie captured her family’s overjoyed reactions, sharing a gushing caption that read, “Baby George, you are SO loved already.”
Offering their congratulations, one follower posted: ‘Love this and you!! I’m more than happy for you both.’
Another said: ‘Oh Chels, you will be the most wonderful mother!!! (And Julie the BEST babysitter!) I bet you are all over the moon. Congratulations xxx.”
Chelsie was part of the original cast of Tracy Beaker when the show began in 2002, starring Louise, the titular heroine’s best friend.
Based on the Jacqueline Wilson book series, her character dumped Tracy to befriend Justine at The Dumping Ground, before leaving home in 2004.
The show focused on the fast-talking heroine and the other children living in the children’s home after she was abandoned by her mother.
It has gone on to become one of the most popular franchises of all time, spawning six books, three TV series, several successful spin-offs, and a TV movie.
Adorable: Among those who offered their congratulations was Tracy herself Dani Harmer, who commented, “Oh I’m so so so happy for you both”
Stay in shape! Since appearing on the show, Chelsie has moved away from acting and pursued a career as a fitness and lifestyle trainer
In 2021, Chelsie briefly reprized her role as Louise in a music video for the show’s iconic theme song, making a cameo in the clip as a courier.
As Tracy answers the door to collect her package, she seems to notice that the courier is surprisingly familiar, unaware that it is actually her former best friend Louise.
It comes after Dani was praised by viewers when she reprized her role as Tracy in the CBBC reboot My My Mum Tracy Beaker, which focused on the titular character as a single mother in her thirties with a young daughter Jess.
Since appearing on the show, Chelsie has moved away from acting and pursued a career as a fitness and lifestyle trainer.
Instagram photos show that she previously worked at London’s boutique boxing gym, KOBOX, showing off her toned physique.